Crocus ‘bulbs’ are sold all across the internet. But actually crocuses grow from tubers, just like dahlias do. Crocus tubers, however, are much more hardy than dahlia tubers. This means you will not have to worry about you crocus tubers surviving the winter and blooming in spring. Crocus bulbs require very little attention after being planted, which is way there are often planted in public parks. Crocuses will give you a lovely show of spring colour without demanding much in return.
Planting Crocus Bulbs
As we have said, crocuses are tubers, just like dahlias. If you have already read the planting information for dahlias, you may think that tubers are all sensitive to frost. Rest assured however that crocus bulbs will survive the winter with no trouble. This is due to the vastly different origins of crocuses and dahlias. Because dahlias originate in Mexico, they are used to almost tropical temperatures practically all year round. Crocuses on the other hand originated in the Mediterranean. Although this might also be seen as a warm climate, hard frost and snow are common in the winter. Much more common than in Mexico at least.
Crocuses bloom in early spring. Depending on the temperature, they can appear in March or even February. In fact, only snowdrops will appear before the crocuses will. The fact that they are early bloomers has certainly contributed to crocuses popularity, as they are seen as a herald of spring. Seeing the first crocuses appear always makes people happy. While crocuses are not demanding plants, it is advisable to plant them correctly so that they can perennialize properly. This means that you can continue to enjoy your crocus tubers for years to come. Read more about planting crocus bulbs here.
Buying Crocus Tubers Online
Fluwel.com was made two goals in mind. First, we offer all kinds of information about bulbs, tubers and how best to plant them in your garden. Second, we have a web shop where you can purchase all kinds of bulb flowers. So if you have been looking around and have fallen in love with a certain flower, you need look no further to order bulbs. Our selection of crocus tubers and other bulbs is extensive. Please feel free to look around and see for yourself! Our crocuses can be found under ‘Specialty Bulbs’.
While we sell crocus bulbs, we also sell many other types of flowers – tulips, hyacinths, zantedeschias and amaryllises to name a few. Please take a look around and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.