Dutch Crocus Grande Maitre
Crocus Vernus GRANDE MAITRE
Crocus Vernus, or Dutch Crocus have large blooms in the late winter. A very healthy source of pollen and nectar for honeybees, Crocus make for a brilliant bulb in both pots and garden beds.
- HEIGHT: 15cm
- WIDTH: 8cm
- SUPPLIED AS: Dormant Corms
- PLANT DEPTH: 3cm
- PLANT SPACING: 5cm
- PLANTING WINDOW: March - Start June
- FLOWERING TIME: Late June - July
- GROWING ZONES: Vic, SA, TAS, NSW, QLD ex Tropics.
- CUT FLOWER: No
- FRAGRANT: No
Crocus need a full sun position but can tolerate some dappled light. Prepare your beds to a depth of 20cm, making sure the soil is light and fluffy. Plant your corms with the 'flat side' down and the pointed part of the bulbs skin (tunic) facing upward. Allow 5cm between each corm, to allow for adequate spreading spacing.
If growing your Crocus in a pot, select a high quality potting mix that is free draining. Some gravel in the base of the pot will assist with any drainage issues. Ensure the corm is well fed and watered right up until dormancy.
Crocus DO NOT require refrigeration. Feed your corms as they come into bloom, and make sure you leave the foliage to fully die down - this feeds and grows NEXT year's flower.