Crocus chrysanthes



Herbaceous plant growing from a corm. Leaves are narrow and semi-upright to 25cm long. Flowers are goblet-shaped and orange, occurring in late winter or early spring. There are many varieties featuring white, yellow, cream and purple flowers.


Ornamental flower suitable for rockeries and in woodland conditions. Can also be grown as a pot plant.


Suitable for full sun or semi-shade in cool and temperate climates. Plants grown in warmer conditions are unlikely to flower more than once. Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Frost tolerant. Propagate in autumn by seed or division. Seed grown plants typically do not flower until the third year.


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