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 2/3/2013 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 4/3/2013 by Helen from Crocus
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