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Modest & impressive

Looking for a modest spring bloomer? The crocus 'Orange Monarch' (Crocus) has smaller flowers than most crocuses. But, that doesn't mean they're less impressive! The precious colour combination of this crocus happily announces that spring is in the air. Plant the tubers in the autumn. In well-drained soil. The flowers bloom in the spring.
The tubers can be planted in open ground or in a pot. Potted tubers aren't frost hardy, so bring the pot indoors or protect the plant with bubble wrap. Space the tubers out when planting in open ground. The distance between plants is three times the width of the tuber. Plant the tuber the depth of three times the tuber's height. Plant the tubers in full sun or partial shade. Water the tuber immediately after planting. Don't water it until the soil feels dry to the touch. The flower bulbs come in plant-based, organic packaging. Made of 100% natural, plant-based materials and 100% recyclable!
All of our flower bulbs have the Holland Selection A quality mark, and come with a 100% guarantee that they will grow and bloom. You can be certain that the flower bulbs will grow.

25x Crocus Crocus 'Orange Monarch' orange-black

Crocus chrysanthus ‘Orange Monarch’®

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25x Crocus Crocus 'Orange Monarch' orange-black

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Specifications

Bulb circumference 5 - 7 cm
Orange,Black
Supplied as bulb or tuber
Not edible
Flowering January - March
Growing height 8 - 10 cm
1 year growth and flowering guarantee
Hardy plant
Deciduous
Location: Half shadow
Location: Shadow
Naturalizing
Planting depth 6 cm
Planting distance 5 cm

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.

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.

Extra

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.

Description

Modest & impressive

Looking for a modest spring bloomer? The crocus 'Orange Monarch' (Crocus) has smaller flowers than most crocuses. But, that doesn't mean they're less impressive! The precious colour combination of this crocus happily announces that spring is in the air. Plant the tubers in the autumn. In well-drained soil. The flowers bloom in the spring.
The tubers can be planted in open ground or in a pot. Potted tubers aren't frost hardy, so bring the pot indoors or protect the plant with bubble wrap. Space the tubers out when planting in open ground. The distance between plants is three times the width of the tuber. Plant the tuber the depth of three times the tuber's height. Plant the tubers in full sun or partial shade. Water the tuber immediately after planting. Don't water it until the soil feels dry to the touch. The flower bulbs come in plant-based, organic packaging. Made of 100% natural, plant-based materials and 100% recyclable!
All of our flower bulbs have the Holland Selection A quality mark, and come with a 100% guarantee that they will grow and bloom. You can be certain that the flower bulbs will grow.

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