Crocus

Crocus chrysanthus 'Cream Beauty'

Crocus - Crocus chrysanthus  'Cream Beauty'

Common Name: Crocus
Genus: Crocus
Species: chrysanthus
Cultivar: 'Cream Beauty'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Provides winter colour

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.08 m (8 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.08 m (8 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Gold, Cream, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: February & March

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Rich-cream goblets with brown flushes and deep golden-yellow throats emerge in February and March amid slender strap-shaped mid green leaves. These spring-flowering crocuses are perfect for naturalising in sunny, well-drained areas of the lawn. Relatively vigorous, they soon form large colonies which can be divided in early autumn for use in other parts of the garden.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs in tight clusters to form naturalistic drifts 10cm deep where they can be left undisturbed for several years. Keep a look out for mice or squirrel damage. This can sometimes be avoided by laying a piece of chicken wire over the bulbs before you cover them with soil. If you are growing these in grass avoid mowing it until the leaves have completely died back.


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