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Crocus angustifolius (Cloth-of-gold crocus)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Crocus angustifolius

Other names

Cloth-of-gold crocus

Genus

Crocus Crocus

Species

C. angustifolius - C. angustifolius has cherry, scented yellow flowers and narrow strap-like leaves.


Crocus angustifolius is: Deciduous

Fragrance

The flower has a nice scent.

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-brown, Yellow, Orange in Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mice , Squirrels , Voles Mice , Squirrels , Voles

Grey mould Grey mould

General care

Pruning

No pruning needed.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Crocus angustifolius (Cloth-of-gold crocus) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Gravel, Containers, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in gritty, poor to moderately fertile soil. Does not do well being wet when dormant.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Crocus angustifolius

Other names

Cloth-of-gold crocus

Genus

Crocus Crocus

Species

C. angustifolius - C. angustifolius has cherry, scented yellow flowers and narrow strap-like leaves.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

The flower has a nice scent.

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-brown, Yellow, Orange in Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mice , Squirrels , Voles

Specific diseases

Grey mould

General care

Pruning

No pruning needed.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Crocus angustifolius (Cloth-of-gold crocus) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Gravel, Containers, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in gritty, poor to moderately fertile soil. Does not do well being wet when dormant.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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