Maybe this isn’t weird but it seems weird to me. The bulbs arrived last week and I planted them on November 3. It hasn’t even been a week. Today, one of them is blooming!
Above is with the saffron strands, which I snippped out. Below is without the strands and later in the day after it had opened up more.
I should have used the macro setting but it was windy and they were blowing so it was hard to get a crisp picture.
The funny thing is that I couldn’t remember how long it took them to bloom but figured it wouldn’t be long. I planted them on the 3rd and on the 5th or 6th, Vince came in and said “You’re not going to believe this but one of your crocus is blooming.” I said NO, grabbed my camera and went out. It had just sent up a shoot – no bloom. I said “Is this what you’re talking about?” Yes! No . . not a bloom but it won’t be long.
I found a blog post where in September, 2013 I planted 50 crocus bulbs in Texas. As far as I can remember, not a one of them ever came up. In that post, I mentioned having had them in Kentucky and, this little blurb explains when the ones in Kentucky bloomed and why they bloomed in the winter.
Seeing those little snow crocus poke their pretty heads through the snow each spring was my signal that winter was coming to an end and soon I could begin gardening again. The saffron crocus, though just as pretty as the snow crocus, blooms in the fall.