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Crocus flowers not opening

I have some lovely yellow bronze coloured crocuses but for some reason the flowers don't open and after some days the stalk withers and the flower dies. They are in pots. The big purple ones in the border for ones aren't keeling over and seem to do ok and they usually just flop. Any reason for this?

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  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Crocus will only show their faces if the sun is shining on them. They close up when its dull or night time

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,848

    Not seeing much of mine this year. But the sun is out today (between the snow showers probably) so maybe I'll get to see some

  • SwedboySwedboy Posts: 380

    But that doesn't explain why the flowers seems to just wilt away without opening at all. It seems like they cant open full stop. 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,848

    If they don't get a chance to open they don't last any longer than if they do. 

    I haven't got many. I think they get eaten. The best are in pots.

  • SwedboySwedboy Posts: 380

    Still why wouldn't they open. They get quite a lot of sunlight in late morning. Think ithas been enough light for them to open.

  • It's cold, it's dull - they just don't like it and, as nucutlet says, each flower has only a limited lifespan.

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