Crocus 'Orange Monarch'
Crocus 'Orange Monarch'
Crocus 'Orange Monarch'
Crocus 'Orange Monarch'
Crocus 'Orange Monarch'
Crocus 'Orange Monarch'
Crocus 'Orange Monarch'
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Crocus 'Orange Monarch'

Crocus 'Orange Monarch'

Crocus 'Orange Monarch'

15 bulbs — £5.85

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Orders placed before 1 September 2024
You can expect your order in August/September

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
You can expect your order in September/October

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Description

Named for the Monarch Butterfly because of its striking combination of bright orange and black, the Crocus olivieri 'Orange Monarch' matches its winged namesake in more ways than just the one. Like the butterfly, this stately crocus highlights nature’s drawing abilities. Both butterfly and flower have vein-like line decorations. Crocus olivieri 'Orange Monarch' is a true exclusive and new breeding variety among the crocus family. It's the first orange crocus on the market!

Crocus olivieri 'Orange Monarch's purplish-black vein lines on the outside of the petals are either as intricate as leaf skeletons drawn in pen and ink and complete to the finest detail, or they’re bold dark flashes done with a thick nib or thin brush. Just studying a few of these snow crocus flowers could keep you entranced for hours when they bloom very early in spring.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Great for shade

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Crocus olivieri 'Orange Monarch'

  • Flower colour

    Orange

  • Bulb size

    5/+

  • Established height

    5-10cm

  • Established spread

    5-10cm

  • Plant spacing

    150 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade
    Dappled shade
    Full shade

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Ground cover
    lawns
    Meadows
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Rockery
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost
    Clay

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Plant your Crocus 'Orange Monarch' bulbs from mid to late autumn

    • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade

    • Plant your bulbs 10-15cm deep

    • Space the bulbs 5-10cm apart

    • Place the Crocus 'Orange Monarch' bulbs with the pointed side or shoots facing upwards

    Read all Crocus planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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