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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
crocus 'Ard Schenk'
Crocus chrysanthus 'Ard Schenk'
Crocus are dwarf, deciduous perennials growing from a corm, with linear leaves usually with a silvery central stripe, and goblet-shaped, sometimes fragrant flowers in autumn or early spring
'Ard Schenk' bears large, white flowers in mid spring with a bright yellow base internally and a prominent orange-yellow stigma
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
A cormous plant that requires a well-drained and sunny situation. Plant 5-6cm deep in late summer or early autumn. You may feed after flowering when leaves are still in active growth
Remove cormlets when dormant or propagate by division
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Rock Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Corms are vulnerable to mice, voles and squirrels
Generally disease free, though corms may rot in storage
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