Crocus chrysanthus 'Cream Beauty'
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|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- In Grass
- Broad Tolerance
- February - March
- 15cm (6in)
- Common name
- Snow Crocus
- Full Sun
- Plant 8-10cm (3-4in) deep, 10cm (4in) apart.
- Plant in a gritty, poor to moderately fertile soil. Ideal for growing in grass where the early blooms can be appreciated. Plant 10cm (4in) deep to deter mice from digging them up.
This is a small, delicate and beautiful crocus, a pale and delicious Jersey cream, with soft flushes of apricot and the lightest feathering of purple on the outer petal surface. It is short but strong, with the brilliant orange anthers a lovely contrast to the petal colour, with a gentle, sweet scent.
Can be naturalized easily in grass but wait until the foliage has died down in June to cut the grass.