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