Crocus × luteus 'Golden Yellow'
crocus 'Golden Yellow'
A strong-growing corm producing large, bright orange-yellow flowers in spring
SynonymsCrocus 'Yellow Giant'
Crocus 'Large Yellow'
see moreCrocus 'Dutch Yellow'
Crocus 'Golden Yellow'
Crocus × stellaris 'Golden Yellow'
Crocus 'Mammoth Yellow'
Crocus chrysanthus 'Golden Yellow'
Crocus 'Yellow Mammoth'
Crocus 'Golden Mammoth'
Crocus vernus large yellow-flowered
Ultimate heightUp to 10cm
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0–0.1 metre
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing or North–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Potentially harmful
- Ornamental bulbs - not to be eaten. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
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
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in a gritty, poor to moderately fertile soil. See crocus cultivation for more advice
Remove cormlets when dormant
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Gravel garden
- Patio and container plants
- Rock garden
- Wildlife gardens
- Flower borders and beds
No pruning required
May be susceptible to rodents and birds
Generally disease-free, corms may rot in storage
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