Febr - March height 6" (15 cm) - 10 bulbs
Bee plant. Early flowering. Chemically grown. Rich in pollen and nectar.
Flowers from the beginning of February until well into March: 2 to 3 weeks earlier than the crocus vernus. The farm crocus follows in bloom directly on the snowdrops and the winter aconite. Perfect for the very first sunny days. Ruby Giant usually flowers simultaneously with the white crocus Snow Bunting, a little later than the Romance. All three can be seen in the early crocus mix. Not infrequently, they continue to flower for a long time and are still there when the large-flowered ones also appear.
The blue-purple of Ruby Giant combines well with the blue-purple large-flowered crocus Grand Maitre and with the purplish-white striped crocus vernus King of the Striped.
BEE PLANT, BUTTERFLY PLANT
Is visited by bees, butterflies and bumble bees. There is not much flowering in January yet and you are making bees and bumble bees a great pleasure by planting crocuses that fall first in the fall. In this way you give bumble bees and bees the chance to build up their nest and resistance early and to do their pollination work later in the season. Butterflies that hibernate here drink the nectar after waking up.
NECTAR AND POLLEN
Crocuses have the highest nectar and pollen value (5). This is apparent from a comparison of beeplants in various publications and according to the experiences of beekeepers.
|- Inflorescence:||wild type|
|- Need for light:||sun|
|- Plant location:||moderately moist|
|- Flowering period:||February - March|
|- Odour:||non scented|
|- Bulb size:||5+ (circumference in cm)|
|- Quantity per m2 :||20 in mixture, 50 if one species|
|- Plant depth:||5- 7 cm|
|- Planting distance:||5 cm, 2 inch|
|- Suitable for pot:||yes|
|- Theme package:||Generous aperitif|
|- Machine planting:||from 10.000 pieces (mixed or 1 type)|
|- Per package:||optionally 10, 20, 100 or 1.000 pcs|
|- Planting + Delivery:||September to December|