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Crocus chrysanthus is found growing in Turkey and the Balkans and there are many different forms and hybrids in cultivation. C.chrysanthus Cream Beauty has a creamy flower with a deep golden throat and bright orange stigmas, brushed with charcoal on the back, which grows to 3" (8cm) with grey green leaves about 8" (20cm) long. As with other C. chrysanthus this form likes to be left undisturbed in a well-drained, sunny or part shady position with poor or moderately fertile soil. It will naturalise in such conditions and carries 3 to 4 flowers per corm.
This plant/cultivar has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit because it has proved to be reliable in appropriate conditions and a good performing plant.
Crocus chrysanthus Cream Beauty bulbs should be planted 3-4" (8-10cm) deep in gritty, well drained soil and full spring sun. It looks best in small tight groups of 2 or 3 bulbs only 1.5" (3cm) apart repeated at larger intervals. Do beware of mice and squirrel attacks which can be overcome with the use of buried mesh baskets.
Height 4" (10cm)