Crocus Chrysanthus 'Cream Beauty',BULBS (SNOW CROCUS)
Wonderfully fragrant, Crocus Chrysanthus 'Cream Beauty' is considered one of the best spring flowering crocuses. Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit in 1993, it displays plump, creamy-yellow flowers on the outside with purple margins and a bronzy green base. Bright orange stamens add a fiery spark!
- 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