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1. Choose a spot on your property that receives at least 6 hours of sun per day.
2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth.
3. Mix the Wildflower seeds with sand for better visibility.
4. After spreading the seed, we recommend compressing the seed into the soil.
5. After planting, give the area a good water.
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Great plants to solve gardening challenges.
Professionally-designed flower bulb collections that will combine beautifully.
Spring-Planted Flower Bulbs (like Gladiolus & Dahlias) will bloom in summer.
Fall-Planted Flower Bulbs (like Tulips & Daffodils) will bloom in spring.
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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.
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!
Plant & Bulb Shipping Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Shipping begins Sept. 18. Amaryllis Bulbs will begin shipping mid-October 2017 and will continue until we sell out or through December 31, 2017.
Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring, 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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from Lafayette, CO
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Comments about High Country Gardens Crocus tommasinianus '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
from Boston, MA
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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from Santa Fe, NM
I have edged my patio with these pretty little crocus plants, and they look so charming there in early spring.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Love these - really took off!
from Morrison, CO
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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!
Ruby Giant is the perfect name!
from Indianola, Nebraska USA
As a great accent to the rest of the garden a welcome sight in early spring!
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.
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