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crocus bulbs sprouting in packaging

Posted by brianPA2 PA (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 5, 11 at 15:48

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?

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RE: crocus bulbs sprouting in packaging

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

RE: crocus bulbs sprouting in packaging

thanks, good to know.

RE: crocus bulbs sprouting in packaging

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.

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