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Yellow Autumn Crocus

Sternbergia lutea

Also known as

Autumn Daffodil, Winter Daffodil, Fall Daffodil, Lily Of The Field, Yellow Amaryllis, Yellow Starflower, Lily-Of-The-Field

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size







3 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Some Sternbergia lutea in the wild
A photo of Yellow Autumn Crocus
A photo of Yellow Autumn Crocus
Some yellow Sternbergia lutea flowers
Some yellow Sternbergia lutea flowers

Yellow Autumn Crocus Overview

Sternbergia lutea is a deciduous perennial from the Amaryllidaceae family. This bulbous plant produces straight leaves from the base and singular, goblet-shaped flowers. Flowers are deep yellow and Crocus-like in appearance, blooming from autumn to late winter. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. It typically grows to around 15cm tall, has a clumping habit and is hardy to around -10 degrees Celsius. Plant in a position of full sun, in well-draining soil for optimal growth.

Common problems with Yellow Autumn Crocus

How to propagate Yellow Autumn Crocus



Special features of Yellow Autumn Crocus

Attractive flowers

Winter colour

Autumn colour

Other uses of Yellow Autumn Crocus

Grown for their large, crocus-like flowers.

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