The petal reverse is soft, lemon yellow with dark mahogany markings. The blooms open with a golden, yellow centre. Each corm produces a cluster of around four or five blooms. A strong, reliable variety.
Crocus chrysanthus are also known as Snow Crocus or Botanical Crocus. They are much loved for their early colour, heart warming show and ease of care.
Snow Crocus grow best in Cool to Mediterranean climates where they look fantastic in rockeries, beds and pots. Plant the bulbs in a sunny spot with drained soil.
Snow Crocus will tolerate light shade, such as under deciduous trees, especially in more temperate zones, but need sun in winter (the blooms open and close in the light).
Snow Crocus bulbs don’t need to be lifted every year, so you can allow them to naturalise and just dig and divide after four or five years if flowering wanes. It is a good idea to protect the new growth from slugs and snails - this is easier to check for in pots than among gardens or lawn so if the critters are a problem in your garden take measures in late winter.
Fertilise Snow Crocus annually in spring as they bloom. They are suitable for planting in pots.
Winter to Spring
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade