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crocus not blooming?

Posted by alinitap none (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 13, 11 at 16:59

hi there
i live in the Treasure Valley area (Idaho) and I put in some crocus last fall. they now have plenty of leaves, but no blooms, so I was wondering if anyone knows what's the deal with them... Thanks!


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RE: crocus not blooming?

You may have had a rough winter that would cause them to be late (everything I have is about 3 - 4 weeks behind schedule this year), or perhaps the variety of crocus you planted is a later blooming variety? How deep are they planted?


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RE: crocus not blooming?

Only a few of mine bloomed out of 48 at least. Many are just leaves. I don't get it either. I even let the foilage die down last year on it's own. I planted mine about 3 inches deep too. I did add compost to the bed in fall and pine mulch. Maybe now that makes them too deep?

kentstar

We are also behind schedule here by 3 weeks to a month! Drats, a cold winter!


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RE: crocus not blooming?

mine were planted about two inches deep, and if that is too deep, then how come they have a ton of good size leaves? I really don't get it. I don't remember the kind they are, I am just a beginner, so I got the biggest pack of bulbs at Costco- whatever variety they were selling last fall- they looked pretty in the picture, and they were promising spring blooms!!
also my hyacinth is acting weird: the blooms start almost under the ground level, and they don't look like they want to move past the closed bloom stage! I wonder if I was supposed to give them some special food??
regarding the depth of bulb planting, I actually read in a gardening book that you can plant them even at 30 inches, they would still grow fine!!! I don't know what to believe anymore...


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RE: crocus not blooming?

That is normal for Hyacinths, as they grow they will get taller. Though sometimes they do bloom down really low.

No, they normally do not need any special fertilizer though some use a bulb fertilizer when planting.

I've got crocus that come up through years of added mulch just fine.

Our spring here in the PNW is really late, my February Gold daffs which normally do bloom in February didn't until mid March.
FYI I've had trouble with Costco bulbs not being what they were labeled.


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RE: crocus not blooming?

They will probably bloom fine next year. Maybe something happened to the crocus before you bought them (high temperatures)that killed off the blooms.... or if you have rabbits, they might have eaten the flowers.


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