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  • A naturalizing perennial with beautiful orange blooms
  • An easy to grow, spring blooming bulb that goes great as a groundcover
  • Thrives in full sun or partially shaded areas

Product Description

Orange Monarch Crocus - Its almost a surreal experience to see Orange Monarch Crocus popping up over the snow in early spring, but there's no better way to know that warmer days are on the way than to see these cheery orange blooms make their way to the surface! An excellent naturalizer, plant Orange Monarch in your yard this fall, for spring after spring of unique, gorgeous color!
  • Fast Facts

    Name:Crocus Bulbs - Orange Monarch
    Botanical Name:Crocus chrysanthus
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Bulb/Tuber/Root Size:5+cm Circumference
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Planting Season:Fall
    Plant Type:Species
    Features:Attracts Pollinators, Container Garden, Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow & Maintain
    Color:Orange, Black
    Blooms:Early Spring
    Plant Height:4-6 inches
    Plant Spacing:2-3 inches apart
    Planting Depth:3-6 inches Deep
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Ships:Fall
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant Orange Monarch Crocus Bulbs

    About 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. 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 Crocus Bulbs

    Plant crocus bulbs in fall, six to eight 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 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 ground cover 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 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 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!

    Download Printable Planting Guide

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Great Golden Beauties - First Year!

These are great & I planted them late for my locale...came up in just a few weeks and filled their spaces...some in pots large and small, others in ground. Very happy with these!

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