Crocus × luteus 'Golden Yellow'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: gritty, poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: February and March
- Flower colour: golden yellow
- Other features: slender, strap-shaped, mid-green leaves
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 7/8
As the name suggests, the colour of these flowers is a rich golden yellow. This is a strong- grower that is ideal for naturalising through lawns and meadows. Each bulb may produce up to 5 flowers, so you will usually get a very generous show too.
- Garden care:Plant bulbs in naturalistic drifts 10cm (4in) deep in September or October.
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Q:Why do the birds eat my yellow crocus and cause them to go blind, but leave the mauve variety? Is there any way of stopping them?Asked on 3/2/2013 by Old gardener from Watford
I'm afraid I have never heard of this before so I am at a bit of a loss, but I suspect it may have something to do with the way birds see colours. Strange though that the birds have taken a liking to yours, when you will see yellow crocus flourishing in other parks and gardens. The best way to stop them however is to either put a physical barrier over the bulbs (like chicken wire), or put up a deterrent (ie something that creates movement or looks like a predator).
I'm really sorry not to be more help,Answered on 3/4/2013 by Helen from Crocus
Spring bulbs, such as daffodils and hyacinths, can be planted whenever the soil conditions allow. As a rough guide, cover them with about twice as much soil as the bulb is deep: so that a 5cm (2in) deep bulb would need a 15cm (6in) deep hole so that itRead full article
Bulbs are ideal for anyone who rates themselves as 'keen-but-clueless' because they are one of the easiest plants to grow. Provided you plant them at the right time of year at more or less the right depth, they will reward you year after year with a relRead full article