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Yellow Autumn Crocus

Sternbergia lutea

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

10cm

10cm

Min

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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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

Division

Seed

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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