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Crocus pulchellus

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to March
  • Height0.1m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourYellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourMid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Crocus pulchellus. A low-stalked perennial clump native to Greece and Turkey. Bears linear, green leaves and yellow-orange, cup-shaped flowers in autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Yugoslavia Turkey

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy, and most will require well drained soil with a sunny situation. Plant them about 5-6 cms deep in late summer or early autumn.

Propagation

You can propagate in early autumn by seeds or by division if the clumps of corms have formed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mice, voles and squirrels.

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