How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Crocuses
You could certainly plant them, but unless they have been pre-chilled, they are unlikely to bloom this year. They should still produce leaves, though, which will set them up nicely for blooming next spring.
Last fall I planted Saffron Crocus for the first time. I planted them in a large pot, out doors. They grew fine, bloomed and I even got several stigmas from them. Once the flowers died, the plants produced a grass like growth. It's about 10 to 12 inches long. Do I need to trim this growth back or should I leave it alone? Like I said they are new to my garden, and I would like them to grow back. Thanks for any info anyone can give me.
Bernard, as with all bulbs you want to leave the leaves alone until they die back so the corms can gather energy from the sun and they will come back and possibly naturalize in your garden depending on where you are and your growing conditions. Once the leaves have died back then you can cut the old foliage down to the ground. A bulb fertilizer will help them grow better if you fertilize, I believe, after the blooms are done. Happy gardening!
I don't know where YOU live.....but here in St Helens, OR the DEER love crocus. As soon as the flower sticks it's head up the deer eat them......so I have beds of green plants......all my flowers are gone....again. My fault.....we had snow and I didn't re-spray my deer repellent soon enough......they got 'em!!!
Here’s what we’re able to piece together on this. It is not a crocus. Crow Poison is the common name of a bulb (Nothoscordum bivalve) of the Onion (Alliaceae) family (formerly of the Lily (Liliaceae) family) that resembles a wild onion and is often called “false garlic” but is neither garlic nor onion in scent or taste. It resembles a snow drop but is taller and has move foliage and the flower has a yellow center. It is found from Arizona to the East Coast, including Texas, of course.
There is another plant that is called crow poison and Oceola’s plume (Stenenthium desum); it produces tiny flowers on a stalk; it does not resemble a crocus or the bulb above.
As for the term “crow poison,” apparently, long ago, people crushed the the pulp of the crow poison bulb and spread it on the feathers on the heads of chickens. If a crow or hawk killed the chicken and ate the pulp, the predator would die. Thus, crow poison.