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Crocus chrysanthus 'Saturnus'


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Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour






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photo by Pernilla Bergdahl, copyright GAP Photos (90488)

Plant details

Saturnus' has yellow flowers that have attractive brown markings. Like most other crocus, it is ideal for naturalising and looks wonderful in large drifts. Alternatively it can be grown in a pot or pan, topped with grit, so that the delicate blooms can be admired at close quarters. Plant bulbs in autumn, 8-10cm (3-4in) deep in poor, gritty, well-drained soil. A sunny spot is important as sunshine will make the blooms open fully.

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Crocus

Species: chrysanthus

Cultivar: Saturnus

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 3cm

Spread: 4cm

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