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Hokus Crocus™

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Hokus Crocus™

Dutch crocuses never fail to surprise the eyes after a long winter. Freely planted, they proclaim that spring is on its way. Hokus Crocus is a blend of large, goblet-shaped flowers in white, purple and white striped with purple. Introduced 1996.

Bloom times are relative within the spring bulb season, which varies from place to place and year to year. They are intended to help you plan a sequence of bloom from Very Early season to Very Late season. About two weeks separate Early from Mid and Mid from Late. The start and duration of bloom is heavily dependent on the weather. Warm temperatures speed up growth and flowering; cold temperatures slow them down.
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Quantity Price per bulb
100 to 900 $ 0.27
1000 to 4900 $ 0.21
5000 or more $ 0.19

$ 27.00

Order in quantities of: 100

Item # 5020
Botanical Name Crocus vernus
Synonym Dutch Crocus
Bulb Size 9–10cm
Blend % 34/33/33
Catalog Page (2020) 127
Flower Color White, Purple and White striped Purple
Bloom Time Very Early
Height 4-6 inches
Sunlight Full or Part
Soil Well-drained
Good for Naturalizing
Shade Tolerant
Depth of Planting Hole 3 inches
Spacing 3 inches apart
Density 8-9 per sq. ft.

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Planting Instructions

Plant in full sun or partial shade and well-drained soil. For earliest bloom, put crocuses in a sunny, protected location—against the south-facing foundation of a house, for example. Can be planted in a lawn if you’re willing to hold off on mowing until the foliage begins to yellow.

when-to-plant

Spring-flowering bulbs must be planted in the fall. They need cool soil to make roots before the onset of winter. Cool fall weather arrives at different times from north to south and from high elevations to low.

Please note that the temperature of the soil lags behind the air temperature. You can generally plant later than the windows provided in this map. As long as the ground is not frozen, you can still plant.

The amaryllis are the last bulbs to arrive in the Colorblends warehouse. They are typically available for delivery toward the end of October. They can be planted upon receipt. They can also be stored in a cool, dry location for several weeks. Please note: Amaryllis bulbs may start growing before they are potted. If you decide to delay planting, open the bag(s) and set the bulbs on their roots so that the flower stems can grow straight up. And don't forget to mark your calendar or set a reminder to pot the bulbs.
Paperwhites can be potted upon receipt. They can also be stored in a cool, dry location for many weeks. Many people pot their bulbs in batches, one after the next, to keep the fragrance coming. It's not unusual for paperwhites to begin to sprout while in storage. The shoots emerge an inch or two and then stop, as though the bulbs realize they are getting ahead of themselves. The shoots often curl around the bulbs, pointing opposite gravity. After the bulbs are potted, the shoots straighten up.
Cold Limit 3a
Southern Limit 8b *
Western Limit 10b *
* Prechill in Zones 7b and warmer in the South, Southwest and California

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