15x Botanical Crocus ‘Orange Monarch’® orange-black - Tuber

Crocus chrysanthus ‘Orange Monarch’®
15x Botanical Crocus ‘Orange Monarch’® orange-black

Small but delightful

Looking for a modest spring bloomer? The 'Orange Monarch' botanical crocus has smaller flowers than the large-flowered crocus. But, that doesn't mean they're less impressive! The precious colour combination of this crocus happily announces that spring is in the air.

It’s best to plant the botanical crocus in your garden in September or October. The flower blossoms between February and April. With the proper care, it will bloom year after year!
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  • Planting
  • What do I need?
    • Small spade or bulb planter
    • Watering can
    • Fresh potting soil and hydro grains (for pots or planters)

    How do I plant the botanical crocus?
    It’s best to plant the botanical crocus as soon as possible after receipt. Plant it directly into the ground, in a flower pot or in a spacious planter. The botanical crocus grows best in loose, well-drained soil. A sheltered spot in the sun or semi-shade will do just fine.

    The botanical crocus should be planted at a depth of 3 times the height of the bulb. For instance, if the tulip bulb is 5 cm high it should be planted at a depth of 15 cm. The distance between small bulbs is 5 - 8 cm and 10 - 15 cm between larger ones.

    Planting can be done in spring as well as in autumn. Use a small spade or a special bulb planter for planting. Plant the bulb with the tip up and the roots down.

    How do I plant the botanical crocus in a pot or planter?
    Put a layer of hydro grains on the bottom of a decorative pot. Place the flower bulb in the potting soil at the right depth. Water immediately after planting. A botanical crocus in a pot is not frost hardy. So put a layer of bubble wrap on the inside of the pot or put it inside before frost sets in.

    Planting the botanical crocus in the garden
    Find a suitable place in the border or create a flowerbed. Loosen the soil well and divide the tulip bulbs across the surface. That can be done in groups of 6 or spread out evenly. Plant the botanical crocus as indicated above, water immediately, and don't walk on the freshly planted area.
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  • Care
  • What do I need?
    • Watering can

    How do I care for the botanical crocus?
    The botanical crocus doesn't require a lot of care. Water well during dry spells. Make sure the soil doesn't become too moist. Remove dead flower stems so all the energy goes to the bulb. Clip off the botanical crocus's leaves once they turn yellow. During frost, put the pot inside in a cool area at a temperature above freezing. Cover the soil with leaves when the bulb is planted in the garden.
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  • Specifics
  • The crocus is one of the first harbinger's of spring in the garden. These charming flowers cheer up your garden or patio early in spring. The low growing cormous plant looks lovely growing in flower pots or window-boxes. This botanical crocus has small very refined flowers with beautiful markings. Look carefully into the centre and admire the thick, sunny yellow stamens. Crocuses are frost and snow resistant but when potted they will require some protection.
    Crocus - bulb, corm or tuber?

    Crocuses are often called bulbs and included in the spring flowering series, such as tulips, hyacinths and daffodils etc. - although it’s not a true bulb it is actually called a corm. A true bulb contains a complete small plant inside and also stores food. A tuber is also very similar, except it stores its food in the fleshy root system.
    The crocus is a genus in the Iris family (Iridaceae).
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Crocus chrysanthus ‘Orange Monarch’®
    Delivery type Supplied as bulb or tuber
    Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee
    Color Orange, Black
    Light preference full sun ,  partial sun ,  full shade
    Scented not scented
    Flowers for cutting no
    Flowering period January - March
    Growing height8 - 10 cm
    Planting distance5 cm
    Planting depth6 cm
    Circumference bulb5 - 7 cm
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