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Sweet Jumbo Crocus Collection

Sweet Jumbo Crocus Collection

  • Light

    Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Size

    9-10 cm bulbs
  • Zone

    3-9
  • Bloom Time

    Early spring
  • Height

    4 - 6 inches
  • Soil Requirement

    Well drained
  • Attract Bees

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Description

Please the Bees with These!

It's Wise to Naturalize!
Imagine gazing out into a sea of royal purple and bright gold after a long, drab winter. A popular trend in landscaping, naturalizing crocuses is an ideal way to add colour and impact to your early spring lawn. The varieties in this collection make it easier to greatly increase their coverage, because each of these larger corms will produce a multitude of blooms.

To start your informal crocus garden, simply toss handfuls of bulbs into a grassy area, and plant them where they land. Over time, your crocuses will multiply freely to create a breathtaking display!

After each spring show is over, let the grass-like foliage of the crocuses mature completely before mowing the lawn. This will ensure your bulbs have the vital nutrients they need to come back the following year. Choose an area that gets moderate shade to keep the grass around your crocuses from getting too long before it's time to mow.

Spring's Welcoming Committee

Bees love the nectar in these big, early bloomers!
Do your part to help sustain the bee population by planting a swath of these large, lovely crocuses that are among the finest grown anywhere in the world!

Breck's® experts have selected five big varieties of nectar-oozing, bee-welcoming crocuses from leading Dutch growers to create our Sweet Jumbo Crocus Collection.

Technically, crocus are corms, but they are widely referred to as bulbs as well. No matter what you call them, Holland's best specimens produce bright, oversized crocus blooms early in the season—weeks before other spring flowers arrive on the scene. Our jumbo corms not only produce larger flowers, they produce more of them—as well as greater amounts of nectar and pollen. So, when you grow these crocuses, you help feed more bees.

If you have the space, plant them en masse in a sunny spot. This will allow them to more easily spread and multiply each year and serve as a shining beacon for queen bees in search of sweet nectar. Crocus flowers close at night, and bumblebee queens are known to pass the time inside these floral cocoons before breakfasting in the morning sun.

This collection includes 15 each of the following varieties:

  • Jeanne d'Arc Crocus

  • Remembrance Crocus

  • Pickwick Crocus

  • Flower Record Crocus

  • Yellow Mammoth Crocus

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    Details

    • Botanical NameCrocus vernus
    • FormPerennial
    • Hardiness Zone3-9
    • Flowering TimeEarly spring
    • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
    • Flower ColorCollection of various colors
    • Flower FormCup-shaped flower
    • Foliage TypeNarrow, grass-like borne with or shortly after the blooms.
    • Growth RateMedium
    • Height/Habit4 - 6 inches
    • Spread3 - 4 inches
    • Planting Instructions3" deep and 3-4" apart
    • Soil RequirementsWell drained
    • Will TolerateAcidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
    • PruningNot needed

    Growing Tips

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    Important Shipping Notes:

    Upon placing your order you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a shipping estimate. You will also receive an email notification when your order actually ships with an updated arrival estimate. If you have ordered multiple items, you may receive them in more than one shipment. We will send you a separate email confirming each shipment.

    At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.

    The type of product you order or the weather in our area or your area may affect the anticipated shipping schedule below.

    Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible in the planting season to allow for the best root development once planted.

    To promote optimum stress protection in transit and your success in the garden, bareroot perennials are kept in the ground in our nurseries until fully dormant. In the Fall these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window above.

    In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to delivery your orders via the USPS or FedEx based on your hardiness zone.. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

    Bulb and perennial shipments direct from Holland are harvested in July and August dependent on the season and crop. Once fully inspected and packaged they are shipped direct to you in the most efficient manner to follow the dates above.

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    We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule.

    Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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      Last Order Date 11/25/2020
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    See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service at (513) 354-1512 or contact us at service@brecks.com.

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