crocus bulbs sprouting in packaging

brianPA2November 5, 2011

I bought about two hundred crocus bulbs a few weeks ago and they've been sitting in my garage. I went to plant them today and noticed that they all have 3/4" sprouts. If I plant them outdoors now will they die over the winter? Any suggestions?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

They will do just fine. Plant them per the instructions, as soon as possible, and try to be gentle with the sprouts.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2011 at 4:30PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brianPA2

thanks, good to know.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2011 at 5:40PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pizzuti(5A)

If you were to dig up the crocuses already in the yard right now, they'd have 3/4 inch sprouts as well. I came across some well-established crocuses just the other day while planting tulips, and they had buds that were over an inch long.

Bulbs normally start growing over fall/winter so that they are ready for spring; crocuses come up so early that they want to get a good head start before the ground freezes.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2011 at 7:34PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
What to do with tulip bulbs
Recent visitors from the Netherlands brought me 30...
chickadee3a
Any small tulips which voles & squirrels won't eat?
I would love to plant some small tulips, in the 4 to...
Eimer
Snowdrops in the green...
Does anyone know of a source for purchasing snowdrops...
scott_madison
Poll: What new flowers will be coming up next Spring?
So, I went a bit crazy this fall and will have planted...
posierosie_zone7a__
Gloriosa lily in zone 7b
Does anyone have experience growing gloriosa lily (gloriosa...
southerngardening24
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™