Crocus chrysanthus 'Zwanenburg Bronze'
species crocus bulbs
- Position: full sun
- Soil: gritty, poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: February and March
- Flower colour: yellow
- Other features: slender, strap-shaped, mid-green leaves
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 5/7
Fragrant, yellow, goblet-shaped flowers with bronze markings on the outer petals in February and March and slender, strap-shaped, dull green leaves. These handsome, early spring-flowering crocuses are ideal for a sunny, rock garden or raised bed. They soon increase to form large clumps, that can be divided in early autumn for use in other sunny, well-drained areas of the garden.
- Garden care:Plant bulbs in naturalistic drifts 10cm (4in) deep in September or October.
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...Read full article