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PlantFiles: Snow Crocus, Golden Crocus
Crocus chrysanthus 'Cream Beauty'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crocus (KROH-kus) (Info)
Species: chrysanthus (kris-ANTH-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Cream Beauty

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Category:
Bulbs

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Clary On Mar 14, 2012, Clary from Lewisburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Very beautiful shape, small but tall, and with a saffron center that can be seen from afar. Great for woodland gardens!

Positive saya On Mar 20, 2007, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Cream Beauty has proved to have a floweringseason about five weeks and it has withstand heavy rainfall excellent. Surprising!

Positive smiln32 On Nov 15, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Creamy yellow variety that just stands out. Easy to grow and requires little, if any, maintenance. They naturalize well and are also great for forcing indoors.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Garberville, California
Hebron, Kentucky
Toledo, Ohio
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Vancouver, Washington



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