Crocus chrysanthus 'Advance'

Crocus chrysanthus 'Advance' is an unusual bi-colour form, with a soft yellow-apricot inside and dusted purple outer petal surface. This is an old variety from 1953, which has stood the test of time. More
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An unusual bi-colour form, with a soft yellow-apricot inside and dusted purple outer petal surface. This is an old variety from the 1950's, which has stood the test of time.

Crocuses are often the first flowers in a garden and feel like the true cheerleaders of spring. Delicate, yet easy to grow, lovely closed up as a goblet and even lovelier, fully starily open. They will cheer up your February and March garden, at a generally grey time of year.

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Genus Crocus chrysanthus
Group/Species chrysanthus
Variety Advance
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Border Position Front
Bulb Size 5/+

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Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 10cm (4in)
Spacing Plant 8-10cm (3-4in) deep,10cm (4in) apart.
Care Tips Can be naturalized easily in grass but wait until the foliage has died down in June to cut the grass.
Flowering February - March
Vase Life These will only last a couple of days in the vase, but are wonderful nonetheless.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Crocus chrysanthus 'Advance' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Richard

excellent flowers beautiful colours standing u quite well to being dug up by the golden retriever

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Reviewed 27th June 2019 by Gaynor

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Sandra

The same comment as I gave before

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Rosemary

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Elizabeth

Fabulous display this winter and lasted well in the pot. I will be buying more this year to ensure another fabulous display next spring.

Beautiful but different colour

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Reviewed 27th May 2017 by Iulia Wright

These crocuses are beautiful but mine turned out to be white with only a dash of purple on the outside. Gorgeous nevertheless.