Crocus korolkowii
Crocus korolkowii
Crocus korolkowii
Crocus korolkowii
Crocus korolkowii

Crocus korolkowii

Crocus korolkowii

25 bulbs — £5.75

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You can expect your order in August/September

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Description

Crocus korolkowii has for a long time been a favourite of alpine and rockery plant collectors and enthusiasts. It has gorgeous bright yellow flowers with thin, dark brown lines on the outer petals. Inside, the stamens are of the same shade of yellow, but the centre of the flower graduates to a deep golden brown. As with all crocus, this is very hardy, and easy-to-grow. Known as the celandine crocus—for it has the same shade of yellow as the wild celandine—this particular crocus is a little different. It’s scented! 

Originally from parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Crocus korolkowii is a truly fine crocus. It does best, however, when grown in pots with some protection; it does not mind the cold of winter, but it dislikes the wet soil that is so prevalent in most of the UK (it especially needs to be dry when dormant, during the summer months). We would also advise using a loamy, gritty compost when potting. How and where you decide to grow this small crocus, it will bring plenty of joy after a long and grey winter.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Great for shade

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Crocus korolkowii

  • Flower colour

    Yellow, copper

  • Bulb size

    7/+

  • Established height

    5-10cm

  • Established spread

    5-10cm

  • Plant spacing

    150 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial, Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun, Partial shade, Dappled shade
    Full shade

  • Position

    Exposed
    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Ground cover
    Large containers
    Lawns
    Low maintenance gardens
    Pots
    Rockery
    Wildlife gardens
    Woodland gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost
    Sandy
    Stony
    Clay

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Plant your Crocus korolkowii bulbs from mid to late autumn

    • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade

    • Plant your bulbs 10-15cm deep

    • Space the bulbs 5-10cm apart

    • Place the Crocus korolkowii bulbs with the pointed side or shoots facing upwards

    Read all Crocus planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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