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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.
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!
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Not one orange crocus did I see this spring.
from Pierce, CO
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Comments about High Country Gardens Crocus Bulbs Orange Monarch:
I have an area where I have purple and orange tulips and purple hyacinths and purple alliums. I thought those crocus' would fit in perfectly, but something went all wrong because none of the bulbs grew.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Tiny and beautiful!
By Crickets Meyeres
from Kanab southern UT high desert SW
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Orange is my favorite color and I was so delighted to see these absolutely tiny, adorable early crocus this March after planting late last fall. In my garden, these were the last and the tiniest of the snow crocus. I love their wild, natural Woodland look. They also have a very long bloomtime, they were going strong for a full month. Each bulb seem to produce multiple blooms and a long sequence of flowers. So while each individual flower didn't last a month of course, I had tiny orange crocus for a full month. Each flower is less than an inch diameter/petal length. So it's more of a gardener's secret delight rather than a big, loud display to show off to the neighbors. They tend to open in bright light and close fully or partially in shade or dark. All of my types of crocus got a little bit nibbled by the curious ground squirrels. They didn't really even eat the flowers, they just picked them and scattered them around. That was OK though, I still got to see the blooms, and the plants themselves weren't harmed. In someways I wonder if this mischief caused them to create more blooms. I included a photo of a large pickwick crocus next to some orange monarch snow crocus for size comparison and also because I think that the stamen of regular crocus match somewhat the orange monarch color, making for a pretty pairing. After planting, I couldn't tell exactly where I had put these in. But now that they have had their first spring, when they were done blooming they left their attractive, grass like leaves. So now I can tell where they are and that they are healthy, providing full coverage and ready for their next display the following spring. And where there aren't any leaves, I know where to plant more! ;-) I didn't take much special care when planting, just threw them in at the specified depth (along with other bulbs and amongst some goundcover), covered back up with dirt, added a layer of tree leaves, watered a few times after planting
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Natural woodland look
size comparison with pickwick large crocus
Cute and wild
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