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Dutch Crocus

Family: Iridaceae
Plant/bulb type: Corm
Planting time: Late Summer to Autumn
Height: 8-10cm tall.
Depth & spacing: 4-5cm deep & apart.
Aspect: Light shade. These bulbs like a cool spot in the garden and will naturalise under trees.
Soil: Well draining and rich.
Watering: Start watering when growth appears and keep soil slightly moist until foliage dies off after flowering. It is ideal to keep bulbs relatively dry whilst dormant.
Fertilising: Top dress in Autumn. These bulbs are light feeders and if the soil is rich they may not require feeding every year.
Flowering time: Late Winter to early Spring.
After flowering care: Leave these bulbs in the ground where they will naturalise.
Tolerances: These bulbs only perform well in cool climates such as Victoria and Tasmania.
Comments: Watch for snails! They love to nibble on the foliage & flowers of this bulb.

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:33 AM
Keywords: Dutch Crocus, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb

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