• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Crocus × luteus 'Golden Yellow'

crocus 'Golden Yellow'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
  • Other common names crocus 'Golden Yellow'

  • Synonyms Crocus 'Yellow Mammoth'
    Crocus 'Mammoth Yellow'

    Crocus 'Yellow Giant'
    Crocus 'Golden Mammoth'
    Crocus chrysanthus 'Golden Yellow'
    Crocus × stellaris 'Golden Yellow'
    Crocus 'Geel'
    Crocus 'Large Yellow'
    Crocus 'Dutch Yellow'
    Crocus 'Golden Yellow'
    Crocus vernus

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  • Family Iridaceae

  • Genus 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

  • Details 'Golden Yellow' is a strong-growing corm producing large, bright orange-yellow flowers in spring

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Tufted

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or North-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

  • pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline

Size

  • Ultimate height Up to 10 cm

  • Ultimate spread 0-0.1 metre

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in a gritty, poor to moderately fertile soil

Propagation Remove cormlets when dormant

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds City & Courtyard Gardens Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden Wildflower meadow

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Corms are vulnerable to mice, voles and squirrels

Diseases Generally disease free, corms may rot in storage

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