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🚚 Shipping Starts: 2nd Week of October
πŸ“¦ Quantity per Package: 25 Bulbs

β˜€οΈ Light Required: Full Sun / Partial Shade
🌷 Height: 4-6"
🌸 Blooming Period: Early Spring
🌱 Bulb Size: 9/10
↔ Planting Distance: 2-3"
↕ Planting Depth: 2"
πŸ“ Hardiness Zone: Zone 3-8
🦌 Deer Resistant: Yes

About Pickwick

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Crocus Pickwick! These exquisite flowers will transform your garden into a vibrant and enchanting paradise. With their striking colors and delicate petals, the Crocus Pickwick is a must-have for any flower enthusiast.

  • Gorgeous purple and white striped petals that add a touch of elegance to your garden
  • Compact size, perfect for borders, rock gardens, or container planting
  • Early blooming, bringing a burst of color to your garden in the early spring
  • Low maintenance and easy to grow, making it ideal for both experienced and novice gardeners
  • Deer and rabbit resistant, ensuring your flowers remain untouched and pristine

How to plant and take care of Pickwick

  • Choose a sunny location with well-drained soil for planting
  • Plant bulbs in the fall, about 3-4 inches deep and 2-3 inches apart
  • Water thoroughly after planting and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged
  • Once established, the Crocus Pickwick requires minimal watering
  • Fertilize in the early spring with a balanced bulb fertilizer to promote healthy growth
  • After blooming, allow the foliage to wither and die back naturally to nourish the bulbs for next year's blooms

Frequently Asked Questions

To promote faster growth of your Crocus Pickwick, there are a few key steps you can follow. First, ensure that you plant the bulbs in well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. This will provide the necessary nutrients for healthy growth. Additionally, choose a location that receives full sunlight or partial shade, as these conditions are ideal for Crocus Pickwick. Adequate watering is crucial, especially during the growing season, as the bulbs require consistent moisture. Applying a balanced fertilizer specifically formulated for bulbs can also stimulate growth. Lastly, removing any weeds around the plants will prevent competition for nutrients.

Deadheading Crocus Pickwick is not necessary. The flowers of this particular crocus variety naturally wither and fade as they complete their bloom cycle. However, it is advisable to leave the foliage intact after the flowers die back. This allows the plant to absorb sunlight and convert it into energy, which is stored in the bulbs for future growth. The foliage should be left untouched until it turns yellow and wilts on its own, usually about six weeks after flowering.

The best time to plant Crocus Pickwick bulbs is in the early fall, typically between September and October. This allows the bulbs to establish their root systems before the onset of winter. Planting them early also ensures they receive the necessary chilling period required for proper flowering.

Crocus Pickwick bulbs generally sprout within 2 to 3 weeks after planting, provided they are in the appropriate growing conditions. But they go in a dormant state first during the winter time. The sprouting time can vary depending on factors such as soil temperature and moisture levels. Warm soil temperatures can expedite the sprouting process, while cooler temperatures may cause a slight delay. To encourage faster sprouting, ensure that the soil is consistently moist but not waterlogged.

The last month to plant Crocus Pickwick bulbs typically depends on your specific climate and the average frost dates in your region. In general, it is recommended to plant crocus bulbs at least six weeks before the ground freezes. This allows the bulbs sufficient time to establish their root systems and prepare for winter. If you live in a region with mild winters, you can plant the bulbs as late as November. However, in areas with harsher winters, it is advisable to complete planting by mid-October to ensure the bulbs have enough time to settle in before the ground freezes.

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