Crocus tommasinianus Bulbs Ruby Giant

 
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'Ruby Giant' is a very vigorous and showy variety. You can't go wrong planting this one among yellow flowered bulbs.

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Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to grow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20", 30 to 40"
Bulb Spacing16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Early spring
Shipping All orders ship within 5 business days. Shipping for fall-planted bulbs will continue until they sell out or through December 31, 2016. Learn More…
Size Bag of 25
SKU 39150

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3" tall. Early spring blooming. 'Ruby Giant' is a very vigorous and showy variety. You can't go wrong planting this one among yellow flowered bulbs. Also somewhat ground-squirrel resistant.
SKU 39150
Common Name Crocus tommasinianus Bulbs Ruby Giant
Botanical Name Crocus tommasinianus
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 3" tall
Bulb Size 5/+ cm
Bulb Spacing 16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 2-4" deep
Bloom Time Early spring
Plant Type - Bulb Perennial
Planting Time Fall
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 30 to 40"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips on Growing Fall Planted Flower Bulbs

When you receive your spring bulbs (tulips, daffodils, etc.) keep them in a dry, dark, cool place until ready to plant. They need air circulation so they will not collect moisture and rot. Planting times can vary from early October in the North to mid-to-late November in the southern regions. A good rule of thumb is to plant them about 6 weeks before the ground is frozen or after the first hard freeze. For more information and a planting depth illustration, see pages 14-16 of our Planting Guide.

Soil Preparation for Bulbs

A compost enriched, well-drained soil is best. Incorporate a good quality organic compost as needed. Yum Yum Mix® is recommended as an excellent source of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium needed for strong plants and healthy roots. Mix a small amount into the bottom of the hole before planting your bulbs.

Many bulbs prefer full sun exposure. However, Muscaria, Allium, Galanthus, Hyacinthoides, Scilla and many Daffodils will tolerate partial shade and bloom well. Pink daffodils will hold their color longer if planted in dappled shade or morning sun/afternoon shade.

After planting, add a top dressing of compost or other organic material and water in thoroughly. If your winter is dry, water every three to four weeks throughout the winter and add more mulch if necessary.

Protect your Bulbs

Apply Chase Mole and Gopher Repellent to the surface of the ground to protect bulbs from these burrowing mammals. As bulbs sprout, use our Deer Off Repellent to prevent deer and rabbits from browsing your spring blooms.

After your Bulbs have Bloomed

Once your bulbs have bloomed, allow the bulb foliage to brown and fade naturally, since the leaves are feeding the bulb in the ground. Removal of foliage weakens the bulb and leads to fewer blooms the following year. Planting your bulbs amongst your perennials is one way to conceal the dying bulb foliage. The perennials begin to grow and fill out as the bulb foliage dies back. The perennials will then provide foliage and color in the garden from late spring through the summer and into fall. Regular fertilization with balanced organic or natural fertilizer and a re-application of mulch each fall will insure more and more beautiful spring bulb blooms for many years!


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant & Bulb Shipping Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Shipping begins Sept. 19. Amaryllis Bulbs will begin shipping mid-October 2016 and will continue until we sell out or through December 31, 2016.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2107, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Gardening Goods: All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Crocus tommasinianus Bulbs Ruby Giant:

    Planted these randomly in the lawn and they looked stunning when they came up. I hope they naturalize so I'll have more next year. I will buy more anyway because you can't have too many beautiful flowers especially in early spring in CO!

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    Blooming beautifully in my lawn

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Crocus tommasinianus Bulbs Ruby Giant:

      I bought 100 of these bulbs to plant in the lawn. My husband and I put 50 on each side of a brick walkway last fall, and sure enough we have over 45 individual crocus plants on each side this spring! Some of them have 2 or even 3 blooms each. Since they will naturalize/spread over time, we opted to plant the corms individually rather than in small groups as many will recommend to maximize coverage. We're already planning to buy more this fall to extend the area we planted!

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      charming!

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Crocus tommasinianus Bulbs Ruby Giant:

        I have edged my patio with these pretty little crocus plants, and they look so charming there in early spring.

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        5.0

        Love these - really took off!

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Crocus tommasinianus Bulbs Ruby Giant:

          I planted six of these bulbs year before last. First year, I had five or six blooms in early spring. Very pretty. This year, though - whoa! They sprung like nothing I was expecting! There were at least 20 blooms... the little circle shape I had originally planted them in totally filled out! It was such a welcome surprise after a lot of snow this winter (I live at 7500' in CO mountains). They even got snowed on once after blooming, and didn't completely die from it. I have them in front of my house in afternoon sun. Gorgeous little flowers!

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          Ruby Giant is the perfect name!

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            As a great accent to the rest of the garden a welcome sight in early spring!

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            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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