Crocus Bulbs for Sale at Nature Hills Nursery
With a welcome, cheery look after a long winter, crocus flower bulbs are a joy in any landscape. You’ll find a generous selection of crocus bulbs for sale right here at Nature Hills Nursery.
Browse our entire collection of crocus, or filter your options by growing zone, sun exposure, color and other factors. You can also check out the following categories we’ve created:
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You can buy Crocus and other spring bulbs for fall planting at any time of the year. We’ll ship your bulbs when the time is right for planting in your growing zone. Your shipment will come with instructions for planting, care, and storage.
See our Garden Blog for more info on Spring Flowering Bulbs.
When Should Crocus Bulbs be Planted?
Technically known as cormbs, Crocus bulbs should be planted in early fall before the ground freezes. This can be anywhere from September to November, depending on your growing zone and climate.
Can You Leave Crocus Bulbs in the Ground All Winter?
Growing zones 3 to 8 can leave Crocus plants in the ground, or even in a large planter. This is possible because Crocus bulbs require at least six to eight weeks of what’s known as “chill hours” before they will sprout.
But there are some exceptions to the in-ground chill:
- If you are in a hardiness zone where it can get too cold, dig up your Crocus and store them in soil or a mesh bag in a cold garage, cellar or shed.
- If you’re in a zone where there are not enough chill hours in winter, dig up bulbs and store them in a well-ventilated bag in a refrigerator.
- If you have poorly draining soil, the bulbs may rot during winter. If so, dig up Crocus as soon as they die back for the year and store them safely.
Where and How Should I Plant Crocus Bulbs?
These quick tips provide an overview on the best way to plant crocus bulbs.
- Crocus bulbs prefer full sun to partial shade. They also like well-drained soil with moderate soil fertility and moderate moisture.
- For earlier blooms, plant them in a sheltered, sunny spot. For a later bloom, plant under light shade, or on the north side of a house or wall.
- Plant Crocus in a pot, planter, window box or other outdoor containers.
- Try forcing bulbs indoors in early winter. Provide enough drainage, average moisture, and enough chill time.
Plant Crocus flower bulbs two to six inches apart. Dig them 3 inches deep and plant the pointed end up. Water them well.
Now that you have the rundown on where, how and when to plant crocus bulbs, your next step is to order some. Check out the array of crocus bulbs for sale at Nature Hills Nursery and place your order today.