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Orange Monarch Snow Crocus
- Light: Sun to Part Shade
- Size: 5+ cm bulb
- Zone: 3 to 9
- Bloom Time: Very Early Spring
- Height: 4-6"
- Soil Requirement: Well drained
- SKU: 71816
- Availability: In Stock
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Exciting and unusual, the Orange Monarch Snow Crocus is a stunning addition to your early spring landscape. This bright orange cup shaped flower is one of the first to welcome the arrival of spring. These eye catching orange flowers make a dramatic appearance against the drab colours of winter.
Snow crocus bulbs (Crocus olivieri balansae) are easy to grow and thrive in well drained clay, loamy, or sandy soil and in full or partial sun. Plant the bulbs in the fall at a depth of 3 inches and about 3 to 4 inches apart. The Orange Monarch snow crocus grows in zones 3 - 9 to a height of about 4 to 6 inches. This perennial flower naturalizes easily for a dramatic show year after year with little or no maintenance.
The Orange Monarch snow crocus is a standout whether planted alone or with other colours of snow crocus bulbs. A good choice for naturalizing, these will fill in bare patches in the landscape or liven up a wooded area. An unusual but effective use of the crocus is to plant them directly into the lawn for early spring colour. The snow crocus is also a popular bulb to grow indoors. Smile when you see these bright orange beauties welcoming spring after a long winter.
- Botanical Name Crocus olivieri balansae 'Orange Monarch'
- Form Perennial
- Hardiness Zone 3-9
- Flowering Time Early Spring
- Light Requirements Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Flower Color Deep orange with bronze feathering on the outside
- Flower Form Small cup shaped blooms
- Foliage Type Narrow, grass-like borne with or shortly after the blooms.
- Growth Rate Medium
- Zones 3 to 9
- Height/Habit 4-6"
- Spread 3 - 4 inches
- Planting Instructions 3" deep and 3-4" apart
- Soil Requirements Well drained
- Will Tolerate Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
- Pruning Not needed
Breck's Shipping Schedule
We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule.
|2018 Spring Shipping Schedule|
|ZONES||Bareroot Perennials & Bulbs|
|1AB - 5A||3/19/18- 6/16/18|
|5B||2/26/18 - 6/16/18|
|6A & 10AB||2/19/18 - 6/16/18|
|Last Order Date||6/11/2018|
|1AB - 5A||4/16/18- 6/1/18|
|5A||4/12/18 - 6/1/18|
|5B||3/19/18 - 6/1/18|
|6A & 6B||3/5/18 - 6/1/18|
|7A & 7B||2/26/18 - 6/1/18|
|8A & 8B||2/19/18 - 6/1/18|
|9A - 10B||1/22/18 - 6/1/18|
|Last Order Date||5/28/2018|
|2018 Fall Shipping Schedule|
|1AB-7A||8/15/18 - 10/28/18|
|7B-13B||8/22/18 - 10/28/18|
|Last Order Date||10/16/18|
|ZONES||Bulbs from Holland|
|1AB-5AB||8/15/18 - 12/16/18|
|6AB-7AB||8/22/18 - 12/16/18|
|8AB-13AB||8/29/18 - 12/16/18|
|Last Order Date||12/12/2018|
|1AB-13B||9/6/18 - 12/16/18|
|Last Order Date||12/12/2018|
The type of product you order or the weather in our area or your area may affect the anticipated shipping schedule above.
Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible in the planting season to allow for the best root development once planted.
To promote optimum stress protection in transit and your success in the garden, bareroot perennials are kept in the ground in our nurseries until fully dormant. In the Fall these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window above.
In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to delivery your orders via the USPS or FedEx. Large orders may be shippied in more than one package.
Bulb and perennial shipments direct from Holland are harvested in July and August dependent on the season and crop. Once fully inspected and packaged they are shippied direct to you in the most efficient manner to follow the dates above.
Upon placing your order you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate.
You will also receive an email notification when your order actually ships with an updated arrival estimate.
At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.
Gift Certificates are shipped immediately.
If they are in stock, Garden Essentials ship within 4-7 days.
Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.
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Our shipping and handling charges are as follows:
|Up to $40.00 order-||$9.95|
|$40.01 to $60.00-||$12.95|
|$60.01 to $80.00-||$14.95|
|$80.01 to $100.00-||$16.95|
|$100.01 to over-||$18.95|