Crocus chrysanthus 'Spring Beauty'

Crocus chrysanthus 'Spring Beauty' is my top favourite crocus, with buds like a Rembrandt Tulip, the outer petals with a white base, feathered and veined with the deepest purple, the inner revealed when the flowers open, a lovely soft mauve. More
25 bulbs 260542-25 £4.95 Delivery late October
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.
50 bulbs 260542-50 £8.50 In stock
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

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Crocus chrysanthus 'Spring Beauty' is my top favourite crocus, with buds like a Rembrandt Tulip, the outer petals with a white base, feathered and veined with the deepest purple, the inner revealed when the flowers open, a lovely soft mauve.

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.

Genus Crocus chrysanthus
Variety Spring Beauty
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Border Position Front
Bulb Size 5/7

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Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Sandy, Fertile, Alkaline, Clay, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 15-20 cm (6-8in)
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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Bulb Delivery - When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

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