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Growing Guides: How to grow Crocus bulbs

Growing Guides: How to grow Crocus bulbs

Growing Guides:

How to grow Crocus bulbs

The bright-coloured petals of early-blooming crocus bulbs pushing their way through hard winter ground is a welcome sight to all gardeners. These hardy little jewels are loved for their pretty, cup-shaped flowers in a wide range of vibrant colours. Plant some gorgeous crocus bulbs this Autumn and give your garden some late Winter / early Spring cheer.

Growing Guides: How to grow Crocus bulbs

Planting Crocus bulbs:

Follow our simple step-by-step guide to planting Crocus bulbs:

  1. Crocus bulbs are planted In Autumn, before the ground freezes. Pick a sunny spot with good drainage
  2. Dig a hole around 5cm deep (there is a general rule when planting bulbs and that is to give the bulbs at least 2 times their height of soil above them), drop the bulb in, and cover with soil. Make sure you place the bulb the right way up, crocus bulbs look like a little onion with a slightly pointy head and sometimes with wiry roots growing out of the underside. Plant with the pointy head / spike pointing up.
  3. Leave approximately 8cm between each bulb. If you are planting in containers, you can plant them a little more densely.
  4. After planting, water well so that the soil above the bulbs settles.
  5. Crocus bulbs flower in early Spring. After blooming let the plant rest for a period. The leaves will die back, and you can decide whether to tidy the plant up and remove the old leaves or just let nature take its course.
  6. If you have crocuses that have naturalised in grass, don’t cut the lawn until the flowers have died and the leaves have yellowed and disappeared.

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