These plants are bulbeous. The Crocus minimus has a panel-like development, therefore it tends to widen very much. This plant in the spring assumes a purple colouring; it is small in size and can reach 15 cm high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter.
Light Crocus minimus
The Crocus minimus should be preferably located in a place where it can have at least a few hours a day of direct solar light. These plants are rustic in the areas with a Mediterranean climate, therefore they can be grown outside.If you desire cleaning the ground from the bulbous plants after flowering, wait for the leaves to dry; later itís possible to take the bulbs out of the ground and place them somewhere dark, cool and dry, until the best season to plant them again.
Water Crocus minimus
Let's water abundantly, moistening the soil deeply with 1-2 glasses of water , but let's act only when the substratum is dry, leaving it dry even for 1-2 weeks before watering it. We suggest not to exceed with the waterings: if the soil remains damp too long, it can favour the development of rotten in the bulbs.
Pests Crocus minimus
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Mold Crocus minimus
Letís favour soft soils, with an elevated drainage.
Plant Crocus minimus
If desired, we can grow the The Crocus minimus in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.