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Rainbow Mix - Crocus Bulbs

Fall-Planted | Ships Fall 2021

Size Price Savings Quantity
50 Bulbs $25.20 -+
100 Bulbs $43.65 13% -+
250 Bulbs $87.30 31% -+
Fall-Planted | Ships Fall 2021
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    $43.65
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Fall-Planted | Ships Fall 2021
Features: Attracts Pollinators,Container Garden,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow & Maintain

Description

The Rainbow Mix includes everyone’s favorite purple crocus, but adds several other gorgeous tones: pale blue, lavender and bright yellow. You’ll love to see these petals pop up in the earliest part of spring before everything else blooms. Returning each year, these bulbs are not only drought tolerant and hardy, they’re extremely easy to grow and easier to love.

Facts

Name:
Crocus Bulbs - Rainbow Mix
Botanical Name:
Crocus chrysanthus
Plant Type:
Species
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Bulb/Tuber/Root Size:
5-6 cm Circumference
Light Requirement:
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Planting Season:
Fall
Color:
Mixed
Blooms:
Early Spring
Plant Height:
4-6 inches
Plant Spacing:
2-3 inches apart
Plant Depth:
3-6 inches Deep
Hardiness Zones:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships:
Fall
Name:
Crocus Bulbs - Rainbow Mix
Botanical Name:
Crocus chrysanthus
Plant Type:
Species
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Bulb/Tuber/Root Size:
5-6 cm Circumference
Light Requirement:
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Planting Season:
Fall
Color:
Mixed
Blooms:
Early Spring
Plant Height:
4-6 inches
Plant Spacing:
2-3 inches apart
Plant Depth:
3-6 inches Deep
Hardiness Zones:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships:
Fall

Planting Crocus Bulbs - How to Plant Crocus Bulbs

For starters, it should be noted that crocus bulbs are not officially flower bulbs at all, but rather, corms. A corm is best described as a "fleshy, bulblike base of a stem", but to most gardeners, this distinction is a mere technicality and for the sake of this discussion we will refer to them simply as "bulbs". Crocuses are hardy plants belonging to the Amaryllis family and are native plants chiefly of the Mediterranean region. They're some of the first flowers to pop their heads through the winter snow. You can expect to see crocuses blooming in February and lasting through about March. They're classified as hardy perennials, which means that they come back every year and hold up well in colder conditions. Crocus bulbs continue to grow in popularity, not least because they are among the easiest of the fall planted bulbs to cultivate.

When to Plant your Crocus Bulbs:

Plant crocus bulbs in fall, 6 - 8 weeks before a hard frost is expected and when soils are below 60 degrees F. This is usually during September and October in the North, and October and November in the South.

Where to Plant your Crocus Bulbs:

Crocuses prefer sunny spots, but will also usually tolerate some filtered shade. As crocus bulbs are typically planted by the hundreds or thousands to produce a lush groundcover or border, plant the bulbs very densely to achieve maximum effect. The standard planting recommendations are 2 or 3 inches apart and 2 or 3 inches deep. If planting a large area, we recommend digging light trenches and spacing the crocus bulbs in compact rows. The crocus bulb (or corm) should be planted pointy side up and root side down.

How to Plant your Crocus Bulbs:

Once placed in the soil, we recommend adding some fertilizer and/or bulb food to the crocus bulbs. It's also helpful to water moderately until frost. If your soil is reasonably rich and well drained, these final steps are not required, but as with all flower bulbs, crocus bulbs will usually reward a little TLC in the fall with bigger and bolder bloom come springtime.

How to Care for your Crocus Bulbs:

Once planted, they require little or no maintenance or upkeep. Crocus bulbs need not be disturbed for some years. In fact, as long as they flower freely, unless an increased stock is desired, they should be left alone. The other primary beneficial attribute of crocuses is that they are incredibly early bloomers — even emerging sometimes through snow as an audacious harbinger of spring!

Look up your Hardiness Zone!
USDA Zones

Shipping Season: Fall

Pre-ordered Crocus Bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your zone. Enter your USDA ZIP code above the map to find your zone.

Fall-planted bulbs are cold hardy and can be planted anytime during the Fall and early Winter, even after a frost.

Zone 2-4: Pre-orders begin shipping in mid September


Zone 5: Pre-orders begin shipping in mid to late September


Zone 6: Pre-orders begin shipping in late September


Zone 7: Pre-orders begin shipping in late September to early October


Zone 8-10: Pre-orders begin shipping in early to mid October


After pre-orders are filled ALL zones ship upon order until inventory is sold out from mid October - January

All orders will receive an email confirmation of shipping once they leave our warehouse. This confirmation will include a tracking number which will confirm the method of shipment and provide an estimated date of delivery.

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