July 3, 2010

Crocus from seeds - no instant gratification


July shows beauty of crocus seeds. This year, for the first time I've spotted how beautiful are crocus' open sheaths - almost symmetrical in shape, filled with little balls.
If you want a large number of these spring flowering beauties, you may grow them from seeds, however it will take 1 to 6 months to germinate and then it may take few years before they flower.

Are they the slowest bulb plant to get flowers from seeds?

2 comments:

Darla said...

that sounds fast to me seeds to bulbs to blooms...

patientgardener said...

Hi Ewa
I am growing some tulips from seed - took about a year for them to germinate, they have been growing in a pot for 3 years now, getting bigger and bigger each year but not up to flowering stage yet.

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