A classic spring flowering bulb that slowly increases each year to give a reliable show of cheerful flowers.
With its sparkling white flowers, Crocus 'Jeanne d'Arc' will add an elegant look to your garden when many plants are still in their winter slumbers and yet to burst into life. Goblet shaped flowers stand above narrow leaves and open to reveal their contrasting pollen-rich centres so loved by bees. Perfect to plant in big groups in grass, especially under trees where these hardy bulbs will slowly spread each year. Mingled with other spring bulbs this beautiful Dutch Crocus will brighten up a shady area beneath deciduous shrubs but is equally at home in a container or sunny rock garden. White flowers are a useful addition to a formal area and with its bold shape and pure colour its easy to place this lovely spring bulb is a delight teamed with clipped evergreens such as Box and Yew.
Versatile and easy to grow with pure white flowers that will add an elegant look to borders and containers.
Please note that the pot in the photograph is for illustrative purposes only and is not supplied with the plant.
Plant Type: Spring Bulb
Hardiness: H7: Hardy - Very Cold Winter (Below -20C)
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): 10cm x 5cm (Mature age: 2 Years)
Foliage Colour: Orange
Flower Colour: White
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: No
RHS Perfect for Pollinators: Yes
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Hazardous / Poisonous Information: Bulbs should not be eaten/skin irritant
Soil Type: Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Loam, Sandy
Soil Drainage: Well Drained
Light Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
Planting Style: Cottage Garden, Informal Garden, Flower Beds & Borders, Containers, Courtyard Garden, Gravel & Drought Resistant Garden, Rock Garden, Dry Shade, Woodland Garden
Season of Interest: Spring
Flowering (from - to): February - March
Dutch Crocus will grow well in sun or part shade and in soil that's not too wet in winter. Either remove the pot and plant into well prepared soil by digging a hole twice the size of the pot or simply plunge the pot into a border or larger container and remove it once the flowers have been enjoyed. Plant bulbs during autumn in holes 2-3 times the depth of the bulb. Allow the flowers and leaves to die back naturally. Because Crocus die back after flowering (known as 'summer dormant') they require very little watering but keep containers watered in dry weather whilst they are flowering.