Plants in the Alpine House or Cold Frame: Crocus banaticus
Started by: Alan JonesGo to latest contribution by Paul Ranson, 25 January 2011, 16:45. Go to bottom of this page.
Crocus banaticus flowered in the a/h last September; but it has come-up again, in three pots. Why does it have such a short rest period compared to my other crocus?
Alan: What came up last autumn was the flowers, what you'll get now are the leaves. C. banaticus is from damp meadows and woodland in the Balkans, especially Romania and as such never really dries out. It has almost perpetual roots and as such is better in a peat bed or frame and only brought into the Alpine House when in flower. It should set copious seed which will germinate well. Only divide it in late June/early July to minimise disturbance of the roots.