Bulbs forum: Crocus 'spring beauty' flopping problem

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UrbanWild
Mar 7, 2017 8:06 PM CST
I outlined the beginning of my bulb planting here:
https://garden.org/thread/view...

I then followed up with alot more that I later got at 75% discount. Anyway, I am just starting to see results. What I think are the spring beauty crocus seem to have been the first to start blooming...though just under 24 hours later I saw the first iris. As of last night, we have had two strong storms in the last week. Both storms had strong winds as well. After hith storms, I noticed what I think are the spring beauty crocus flopped nearly to prone position. Is this common with this variety?
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William
Apr 10, 2017 12:48 PM CST
This is my first year with 'Spring Beauty', so I don't know how it will do long term, but for what it's worth we have had strong and very persistent winds and I haven't noticed any flopping problems worse than with other crocuses. As the bloom is getting older it flops more easily, but fresh blooms stand upright. This is fairly normal, I think. The winds are strong enough to knock over other spring bloomers, but perhaps not as strong as you have experienced. We do get some windbreak from the forest, but also more shade than desirable.

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