The Q&A Archives: Crocus That Don't Bloom

Question: I have some crocus that never bloom. The leaves come up but no blooms. Should I dig them up and trash them or is there a way to treat them so that they will bloom? Thanks! Leslie Rankin Monticello, IL

Answer: You might have them planted too deeply. Crocus should be planted 2-4 inches deep. Apply a light dusting of bone meal or 5-10-5 fertilizer on the soil each fall so that it can work in during the winter months. Division is not necessary.

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