Crocus angustifolius

Cloth of gold crocus

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Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour






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Plant details

This is a lovely crocus which is ideal for naturalising in grass. In spring, slender yellow-orange flowers appear, with the outer petals suffused with deep bronze, among the grey-green leaves. This variety has been given an Award of Garden Merit (AGM), which is for plants of outstanding excellence. Grow in poor, gritty, well-drained soil in full sun and plant plant bulbs 8cm to 10cm (3in to 4in) deep in autumn.

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Crocus

Species: angustifolius

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Height: 2cm

Spread: 5cm

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