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Crocus bulbs producing embryonic flowers now (End May, beginning June)

I replanted crocus bulbs last September as they were very overcrowded. The ones in the picture were small bulbs growing on in a pot but the ones I put back in the ground have done the same thing. Can anyone tell me what has gone wrong?


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,606
    They are seed heads.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,249
    And when the turn orange=brown the seeds are ripe. Ants love them. If you sow them be prepared for a long wait, they can take up to 7 years to flower, though C. thomasiniana (spelled wrong there) can flower in a couple of years.
  • Eileen-9Eileen-9 Posts: 2
    Thanks for that... I’ve never noticed seed heads before on crocus!
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,249
    The weather has helped them set seeds these year. We even have had them on C. sativus for the first time ever.
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