CrocusCrocus together with galanthus nivalis (snowdrop) are among the earliest spring bloomers. It is possible that crocuses already will bloom when there is still snow on the ground. Many people get a real spring feeling that spring has arrived at the sight of the first flowering crocuses.
Spring Flowering Crocus Bulbs
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Crocus corms are hardy perennial flowering plants that are part of the Iridaceae family and are native to large parts of Europe and Asia. Crocuses thrive in woodland, scrub and meadows and the various different varieties flower in autumn, winter or spring. At Bulbs & beyond we currently offer the late winter/early spring blooming large-flowering (Dutch) Crocus (Crocus vernus), as well as the smaller yet slightly earlier flowering Crocus Species. Click here to view the range of our different Crocus bulbs on offer.
Crocuses may appear as small and fragile plants but don’t be fooled by their size because they are extremely hardy and are not bothered at all by cold weather. A few days of late-winter sunshine is enough to get Crocus bulbs to flower and brighten up your garden or patio pots in February and March.
Crocus corms are ideal for naturalising. Because Crocuses are one of the earliest spring flowering bulbs their flowers and leaves will have died down before it is time to cut the grass for the first time. Crocus bulbs can therefore easily be planted en masse not only in borders, but also in the lawn. You will achieve the most dramatic impact when you plant Crocus bulbs in large numbers (at least 100 but more is even better). Note that Crocus corms spread freely so it may be necessary to divide crowded bulbs every few years, as when they become too dense they won’t flower as readily.
Planting Crocus corms
Crocus corms can be planted from September to November in well-drained soil at a depth of 7-10cm and also 7-10cm apart. Most Crocuses prefer to be in a sunny spot but will tolerate partial shade. All our Crocus varieties naturalise well and look best when planted in swathes of larger numbers.
Tip: When planting Crocus bulbs in the lawn, please take care that you try to wait with taking out the lawnmower for the first grass cutting until the Crocus leaves have died down naturally, as they would need their leaves for several weeks after flowering to produce enough energy for next year’s flowering.