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Crocus chrysanthus 'Cream Beauty'

species crocus bulbs

RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
25 bulbs £4.99
£4.99
£14.97 £12.00
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: gritty, poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: February to March
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 5

    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 lookout for damage by mice or squirrels. 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.
  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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