Crocus Orange Monarch - Crocus Bulbs (Corms)

£4.99 each

  • Will flower well in full sun
  • Hardy Perennial - sow indoors or on a seedbed (April-June); transplant later to flower for many seasons
  • Attracts Bees

Orange Monarch is a vibrant orange crocus bulb with a contrasting purple flame. These bright flowers will shine out on even the dullest of winter days! When the sun shines the flowers open wide to show off amber stamens, a magnet for pollinators. Crocuses are a vital source of pollen and nectar for early bees and insects.

Crocus bulbs produce goblet-shaped blooms, which lift the spirits when they appear; those cheerful flowers are a sign that spring really has arrived.

Plant crocus corms in autumn. Plant the corms around 2-3 times their depth, into free draining soil. Avoid planting crocuses in soil that gets waterlogged; on heavy soils add grit to the planting hole to prevent bulbs rotting. For a natural effect scatter the bulbs and plant them where they fall.

Planting crocus corms in grass. If you are planting a lot of crocuses in grass it's easier to gently lift an L-shaped flap of turf and space the bulbs out underneath the flap before carefully replacing it and firming down gently. The crocuses will push through the turf in spring to give a very natural effect.

Planting crocus corms in containers of bulb compost, or gritty free draining compost. Plant corms around 2-3 times their depth.

After care Let the crocus leaves die down naturally and don't be tempted to cut them back early. The foliage needs to absorb energy back to the bulb to ensure next years flowers.

 

How you receive your bulbs

You receive our spring-flowering bulbs in autumn in a plastic mesh. This is to keep the bulbs together in a pack which is nice and airy – perfect to keep the bulbs healthy while in transit. 

Can’t plant straight away?

Keep your bulbs in a cool, light and dry place and preferably hanging on a hook so that air can get to the bulbs at all angles. Look to planting your bulbs within a week of receiving them.

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Catalogue Number 2100-2904
  • Quantity 12x Crocus Corms
  • Height 10cm / 4in
  • Size 5/7cm

Delivery: Late September to Late November

£4.99 each
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