Are these Crocus Autumn Flowering - Sativus popular for their late season bloom in to pretty lilac flowers...or is it the fact that they are the produces of Saffron; a spice that is more valuable than gold, gram for gram? Choose to grow not only a fantastic variety of the Crocus Autumn flowering family but to cultivate the red stigmas in the centre of each Sativus flower for a prized spice that can be used instantly or stored in an air-tight container for years! Crocus Autumn Flowering bulbs are best to be ordered before early October and planted in a sunny and well drained position at 8cm deep, 8cm apart @ 150 per square metre. Our Crocus Conqueror bulb supplier has been selected due to the high standard of products supplied. The Crocus flowering bulbs packs supplied are larger than that of other suppliers and this is because our packs have generally been designed for use in planting areas.
Crocus Autumn Flowering - Conqueror x 50 Bulbs Details:
- Category: Crocus Autumn Flowering
- Variety: Sativus
- Description: The Saffron Crocus - Lilac with Saffron Stigmas
- Height (cm): 10cm
- Quantity per Unit: 50
- Order before early October
Hints and tips...
- Unpack on arrival
- Check order is correct and quality is as expected.
- Store in a cool, dry and dark place with good air circulation.
- Planting should be done as soon as possible.
Soil should not be too wet and have good drainage but
should have good moisture retention as bulbs are not deep rooted.
Soil structure can be improved by adding course sand or well rotted
organic material. The ideal PH level is approximately 6.5.
fertilizer is not essential but a dressing of a high potash and phosphate
fertilizer such as bone meal or hoof and bone applied before planting
may be beneficial. Planting:
As a rule of thumb bulbs should be planted at least two and a
half times the height of the bulb and far enough apart as not to touch
each other. Plant bulbs in small groups of 6-8 bulbs. It is preferable to
plant before the risks of frost so that rooting can take place quickly.
After rooting they are quite frost tolerant.
When planting in grass areas mowing should not take place until the
leaves have died off (about six weeks from planting.) Do not tie up or
knot the foliage as this cuts off food supply. Caution:
Bulbs can be toxic and should not be eaten. Some types may cause
skin irritation therefore gloves should be worn. Delivery:
Many orders are despatched within 14 days however due to supplies coming direct from Holland there may be stock shortages and so please allow up to 21 days for delivery. Please contact the team directly on 08450 941707 if a faster delivery is required and we will do our upmost to help you. PLEASE NOTE: IF ORDERING MULTIPLE PACKS OF BULBS ONLY 1 DELIVERY FEE WILL BE CHARGED i.e. PURCHASE 5 PACKS OF BULBS AND STILL ONLY PAY ONE CHARGE. THIS WILL BE CALCULATED AT THE CHECKOUT.