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

Crocus chrysanthus ‘Orange Monarch’®

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

Crocus chrysanthus ‘Orange Monarch’®
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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Latin name: Crocus chrysanthus ‘Orange Monarch’®
Delivery type: Supplied as bulb or tuber
Guarantee: 100% growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Orange,Black
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow, Shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Flowering: January - March
Growing Height: 8 - 10 cm
Planting distance: 5 cm
Planting depth: 6 cm
Bulb circumference: 5 - 7 cm
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.
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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