Crocus chrysanthus Ard Schenk

Crocus Ard Schenk is a bright white species crocus with a yellow centre. A perfect little goblet shape flower standing at no more than 10cm high. These crocus bulbs flower in February and are a great addition to any part of the garden. They will be some of the first flowers for pots and borders but also make a great addition to wilder areas amongst snowdrops and aconites.

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1 £10.20
2 - 9 £6.94
10+ £4.90

£10.20 (inc. VAT)

Pack of 25 bulb(s)

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Specifications:

  • Colour: White
  • Height: 15cm
  • Bulb Size: 5/6cm
  • Dutch cultivated
  • Perennial

Good For:

  • Beds and borders
  • Bees
  • Lawns and verges
  • Pots and containers

How to grow:

  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil Type: Moist
  • Position: Full sun, Semi-shade
  • Bulbs per m2: 200
  • Planting depth: 8cm

More Information

Crocus Ard Schenk is a bright white species crocus with a yellow centre. A perfect little goblet shape flower standing at no more than 10cm high. These crocus bulbs flower in February and are a great addition to any part of the garden. They will be some of the first flowers for pots and borders but also make a great addition to wilder areas amongst snowdrops and aconites.

Crocus are wonderful perennial flowers that can create luscious carpets of flowers during spring in the gap between the early flowering snowdrops and the first tulips.

Growing Crocus bulbs

Crocus bulbs do not like to be water logged. A good sandy soil is ideal for crocus, preferably in a sunny position. They will grow under trees whilst there is no canopy and the sun is getting through. If your soil is heavy, you may need to add some compost or sand to improve drainage.

Plant crocus bulbs in the autumn, a minimum of six to eight weeks before the first frost. The depth of planting depends on the size of the corms. Crocus Ard Schenk only need to be planted about 5cm deep, but be aware that they are a tasty snack for squirrels, you can plant them a little deeper to help. Water the crocus bulbs well after planting, and water again if the weather is dry. Once the flowers have faded, deadhead them to encourage them to bloom the following year.

Crocuses can be grown in pots. Choose a pot that is at least 6 inches deep and fill it with a well-draining potting mix. Pots dry out easily, so ensure that they crocus bulbs are well watered.

Crocuses naturalise well in your garden. Plant crocus bulbs in areas where the soil will not be disturbed, such as in your lawn or under trees. If you are planting in a lawn you can cut an envelope in the turf and slide a few in. Making sure the small point in the centre is pointing up. Make sure the foliage has died back before the first mow some time in late April.

Crocuses are deer-resistant, making them great for country gardens where deer can be a problem.

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