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Crocus chrysanthus var. fuscotinctus


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Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour






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photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (12456)

Plant details

Chrysanthus Hybrids, though smaller than other crocuses, open up on a sunny day and with their bright flowers announce spring is near! The blooms of Crocus chrysanthus var. fuscotinctus appear in early spring and are deep yellow striped with bonze. Plant bulbs in autumn, 8cm to 10cm (3in to 4in) deep in poor, gritty, well-drained soil in a sunny spot.

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Crocus

Species: chrysanthus

Cultivar: var. fuscotinctus

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

Skill level: Beginner

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