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Crocus chrysanthus

Advance has buttercup yellow blooms with the reverse of the petals a blushing lilac to purple colour.   They make a magnificent show in window boxes and flowerpots or plant them in the garden and watch as they multiply each year.  Crocus will perform best in cold climates. In mild-winter climates chill Crocus vernus bulbs in the refrigerator for six weeks before planting.  Prefers a full sun to part shade position.  Early flowering.

Supplied as dormant bulbs in a pack of 5


Orders containing this item will be dispatched from mid February.

  • Frost tolerant once established
  • Suitable for areas with full sun
  • Suitable for areas with part shade
  • Ideal in pots or containers
  • Suitable to cut for vases
  • Plant 7cm apart
  • Grows to 8-15cm high
  • Winter-Spring

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Availability: OUT OF STOCK/OUT OF SEASON! Available to order from mid-January to May, unless sold out.


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Buy 2 or more and get them for $7.00 per item

Buy 5 or more and get them for $6.50 per item

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The exception to this guarantee is discounted, end of season stock which is sold on an ‘as is’ basis. Generally this stock is sound but should be planted as soon as possible and may not perform as well as normal in season products.

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As quarantine inspections apply to each delivery, 2 quarantine charges will apply where orders contain products from different seasons.   *Please note that if you order large items (eg Patio, Standard or Weeping Roses, Fruit Trees) you must specify a street address for the delivery address. StarTrack Express generally do not deliver to PO Boxes or RSD addresses so your order will be held until a suitable address is obtained. In rural areas StarTrack may deliver to physical addresses such as general stores that act as Australia Post agencies but we suggest you check with them first. Where ‘Free Delivery’ vouchers apply to an order, details of the voucher should be entered in the “Your message to us” field. Orders (except Pre-orders) are normally despatched within 7-14 working days from the time of ordering during busy periods. Delivery times may be extended during peak periods (typically following the release of the latest catalogue), extended public holidays, if extreme weather conditions are not suitable for live plant transport or as detailed in the product description. Individual items may be back ordered to avoid delaying the delivery of other items. Please allow additional delivery time for orders to Tasmania, Northern Territory and Western Australia due to quarantine restrictions.

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Common Name: CROCUS Also known as Dutch Crocus
Botanical Name: Crocus vernus
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Size: 8-15cm H x 7cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 7-10cm Depth: 10cm
Flowering: Late Winter to early Spring
Positioning: Full Sun
General Information: Suitable for Mediterranean and temperate/dry climates. With some exceptions Crocus are best grown in areas with cold winters. Success can be found in warmer regions however bulbs that flower well in the first year may not flower well in succeeding years due to insufficient chilling. Tolerates temperatures to -15°C.
Watering: Avoid excessive watering when corms are dormant. Give newly planted corms a thorough watering and then water again only if very dry.
Fertilising: Apply a light covering of a complete plant food or blood and bone after flowering.
Soil: Well drained soil.
Lifting & Storage: Clumps may become quite large over time; lift and plant them further apart.
Pests: Generally few problems occur with Crocus however one pest you may encounter is birds which seem to be attracted to the flower.
Tips: Excellent plants for rock gardens, they also make good container plants. It is essential not to remove leaves before they turn yellow, as they are important in building up next year’s corms. Suitable for naturalizing in grass.