Crocuses: among the first to bloom

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Crocuses are pretty little flowers that bloom in late winter or fall depending on the variety.

In summary, what you need to know:

Name : Crocus
Family : Iridaceae
Type: Spring bulb

: 10/15 cm
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Soil : Ordinary

Planting :
 Spring/Autumn Flowering : Winter or Autumn

Planting and caring for crocuses are small gestures that will improve flowering over the seasons.

Planting crocuses

There are two flowering periods corresponding to different species. The species of crocus that gives saffron is called crocus sativus.

It is recommended to plant the bulbs of species that bloom in late winter in the fall and to plant the bulbs of crocuses that bloom in the fall in the spring or early summer .

Respect a depth of 4/5 cm and proceed by clump of about 20 to 30 bulbs minimum.

  • The crocus likes rather sunny situations to bloom well.
  • It likes well-drained soil because it fears waterlogged land, especially in winter.
  • The crocus is very popular with voles and field mice and therefore not recommended for those who are invaded by them.
  • Find our advice on planting bulbs .

By multiplying the varieties of crocuses, it is possible to have flowers from September to April if your climate is mild in winter.

Crocus Care

Here is a small flower which, once well installed, should require only a minimum of maintenance.

At the end of flowering, wait until the foliage turns yellow before cutting it, because this is when the flower builds up its reserves for the next flowering.

If you planted your crocuses in the middle of the lawn , wait until the crocuses are completely wilted before mowing.

The crocus tends to multiply on its own and should quickly cover your flowerbeds, lawns and flower beds.

All you need to know about crocuses

This bulbous plant is remarkable for the beauty of its variegated blue and purple flowers, which are often found in the middle of a lawn or at the base of trees.

They come perfectly to enhance the garden at the end of winter or in the fall when you form several clumps large enough to form real spots.

Mainly native to the Mediterranean region, the genusCrocus includes 90 species, a third of which bloom in autumn.

The crocus at the origin of saffron is the crocus sativus

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