How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Crocuses
is there a creeping flower i can use to make a colorful lawn area and mix with crocus etc. ? Thamks
We know of no creeping plant that flowers with crocus. But periwinkle, aka myrtle, is a ground cover that keeps its foliage year round and produces blue flowers later in season.
If you want the crocus in your lawn, then don’t use weed-killers. Here are some good tips on this topic!
I was given a pot of about 5 crocus in a pot.The friend who gave then said she had forgotten them in her car for about an hour (about -15 C weather..Feb Zone 4 Canada) and the it was not flowering yet.Some of the leaves look good.What should I do?
I missed planting in October/November, some 8b, can I plant them now? Will they bloom this year or would it be better to wait and plant this fall?
Hi I have planted them and had flowers last year but this year all i got is the green petals or whatever they are called. this also happened with my tulip. Please help?
Do/did you fertilize the area they were/are planted in? High nitrogen fertilizer encourages leaf production at the expense of all else. These bulbs need 6 to 8 hours of sunlight. Did/do they get it? Is the area dry? Bulbs need moisture (although not pools of it); failure to thrive could be due to poor drainage. There may be other factors but these are relatively common ones.
I would like to give a more wild and natural look to my garden and plant crocuses amids the grass. Do you think I can do that with the cultivated bulbs? Will mowing affect the plants ( you mentioned that the bulbs need foliage to collect enough food for next year ). I do not plan to dig them up at all and leave them. My second question: if I grow summer flowers near the crocuses, will this affect them (I have no storage place and I cannot afford separate pots for different seasons). Thank you for the comprehensive advice.
Yes, you can plant crocuses in a grassy lawn for a more natural look. Crocuses are an early bloomer, and since the foliage only lasts a few weeks after the flowers fade, mowing shouldn’t be an issue.
As for your second question: Yes, you can grow other flowers near crocuses without problems. However, you may need to refresh the soil in the pots in the fall to remove any dead material and prevent overcrowding.