Plants in the Garden: Species crocus coming up early and blind?
Started by: Paul LewisGo to latest contribution by Ron Mudd, 20 January 2012, 20:21. Go to bottom of this page.
I constructed a new raised bed rock garden last summer and it was planted out in August, September and October. Hundreds of plants were planted as well as a variety of around 500 dwarf bulbs. Due to the extremely mild weather around Christmas and the New Year period, many of these bulbs started to appear (leafy growth not blooms). I have noticed that many of the species crocus varieties such as 'Romance', 'Snow Bunting' and 'Blue Pearl' appear to have come up blind, as in they are all leaf and there appears to be no blooms?
Will the blooms develop over the coming weeks or is that it for this year? The soil in the raised bed was perfectly prepared with compost, topsoil and grit for drainage. Fish, blood and bone was also added to the soil mix in small quantities.
Any ideas as to why the bulbs have come up blind?
I would be very suprised if you dont get any blooms Paul. I think you will see the flowers developing from the centre point of the leaves over the next few weeks. At least I hope so as my crocuses are in a similar stage of development to yours!