Snow Crocus 'Cream Beauty' Bulbs - (Crocus chrysanthus)
These flower buds push above the ground in late January in the south and emerge elsewhere as soon as the spring thaw sets in. The little goblet-shaped creamy-yellow blooms are feathered on the outside.
They are the most generous of spring plants, increasing rapidly to form flowery mounds of color.
- Prefers an open, sunny position but may be grown in light shade.
- Plant in fall. Cover bulbs with soil to three times their height.
- Crocuses are not good cut flowers but can last a few days in a vase.
- It is essential not to remove the crocus leaves before they have yellowed as they are important in building up the corms and therefore, next season's flowering potential. Plantings may need lifting and dividing every 3-4 years, but can be left until corms start to push their way to the surface.
- Crocus grow from corms, very similar to a bulb.
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