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Crocus Flower - What to do with the bulbs?

Postby Flygirltoad » Apr 22, 2008 10:36 pm

I bought a crocus a few weeks ago and its now starting to die. Can I save the bulbs for a later planting and if so how do I save them?
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Postby kelly_m » Apr 22, 2008 10:49 pm

Yes you can.

All you need to do is let the leaves die down naturally, then remove from soil, shake of the excess dirt, and store in a dry cool space until the fall, when you would plant them in your garden for next spring!!

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Postby butterfly » Apr 22, 2008 11:38 pm

Oh didn't know that

I have never dug up crocus once I planted them in the Fall

Now they are mutipling nicely
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Postby Eeyore » Apr 22, 2008 11:45 pm

If I'm not mistaken I think Flygirltoad (interesting moniker....!) is referring to a potted one that she has in the house right now. I wouldn;t dig them up once they are planted outdoors either.
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Postby Sharon Bryson » Apr 23, 2008 9:26 am

Just plunk the crocus corms(foliage attached) anywhere in the garden.
They are a corm rather than a bulb, and make a new one on top of the old.
Not sure how well they prosper "in captivity".

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Postby murphy » Apr 23, 2008 7:51 pm

yup plant them out. I have had some dreadful luck with my crocus this year...most are gone :shock: Do moles eat crocus corms....or is this a case of sneaky squirrels.
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Postby Sharon Bryson » Apr 24, 2008 9:05 am

Do moles eat crocus corms....or is this a case of sneaky squirrels.

Hi Murph:
The voles, mice & squirrels could have eaten your crocus.....I have quite a suspicious nature when it come to squirrels, especially.
I think moles(if you have them) are more insectivores.
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Postby Hushypuppy » Apr 24, 2008 10:00 am

I planted my crocuses last year in the fall. I think because we had a warm automn they cam up in Novemeber only to get 7 feet of snow dopped on them in DEc Jan and Feb. Most of them now are just ribbons of brown foliage. I am hoping next year will be better. My tulips, and narcissus are all fine, and showing good growth with a couple of early buds.

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