Orange Monarch Snow Crocus

from winter’s doldrums. Like a field of butterflies, the deep, rich orange petals of early blooming ‘Orange Monarch’ emerge in early spring with narrow, grass-like leaves, and 3-4" tall blooms. The outside of the petals is a dramatic garnet-black giving them a rich jewel-tone glow. Plant these in the fall, and in dense groupings so that the color will make an impact. Perfect for a rock garden or rocky nook, path edge, or any place you will be able to appreciate them as winter gives way to spring.
Zones3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Grow In The Lawn
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
Mature Plant Size3-4" tall
Bulb Spacing16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeEarly spring
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SizeBag of 12
SKUHC008451

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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Orange Monarch Snow Crocus (Crocus chrysanthus ‘Orange Monarch’) are one of spring’s earliest flowers and a welcome sign of spring. ‘Orange Monarch’ is truly spectacular with its rich orange-gold petals. The outside of the cupped flower is etched in a ruby-black wash, reminding us of Monarch butterflies. Short in stature (3-4"), but big in color, they are garden showstoppers. Because they bloom in early spring, they can be planted above and amongst later blooming bulbs. Planted densely, in well-drained soil, in full-sun-to partial shade, these plucky bulbs will bloom and multiply for years to come, increasing your enjoyment with every spring. When planting them in fall, simply place a piece of chicken wire over the bulbs as you cover them with soil, to protect them from squirrels.
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SKUHC008451
Common Name
Orange Monarch Snow Crocus
Botanical Name
Crocus chrysanthus Orange Monarch
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Orange
Mature Height
3-4" tall
Bulb Spacing
16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Flower Bulb Size
5 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 2-4" deep
Bloom Time
Early spring
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Grow In The Lawn
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20"
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought / Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Item Package Size
Bag of 12
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Fall
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Item Unit Of Measure
Bulb
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips on Growing Fall Planted Flower Bulbs

When you receive your spring-blooming bulbs (crocus, 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 see our Planting Crocus Bulbs article. For 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 a mole or 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 ensure 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.
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