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Crocus vernus Jeanne d''Arc is one of the ''Dutch'' crocus which are hybrids of Crocus vernus and from which much selection has taken place to provide the varieties on offer. These are larger bulbs which can be planted deeper in thicker grass than the smaller ''normal'' crocus bulbs. This makes them safer from squirrels and mice. Flowering at 5" (12cm) tall in late February and early March well into the daffodil season they can be an effective foil for the sea of yellow in the March garden. Can also be a successful counterpoint to any of the Greigii tulips which flower at the same and could be tried together in a pot or planter.
Crocus vernus Jeanne D''Arc bulbs should be planted in 2's and 3's about 3" (8cm) apart and 4" (10cm) deep to give a dappled effect. Do not mow off foliage till brown.
Height 5" (12cm)