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Snow Crocus, Golden Crocus
Crocus chrysanthus 'Ard Schenk'

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

Category:

Bulbs

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Garberville, California

Clinton, Connecticut

Old Lyme, Connecticut

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Toledo, Ohio

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 23, 2004, Howard_C from St John's, NL wrote:

While I get most of my bulbs from far away specialist nurseries these days, the local stores are still worth visiting. My wife found this one locally (St John's, Newfoundland) a couple of years ago, planted it in a border and it has done very well. Later this year we shall have to lift and divide it. I find that white forms are either insipid or dazzling and this is definitely in the latter category. In addition to its colour the rounded petals which, like those of most species crocus, open fully in the sun, are exceptional.

Ard Schenk was a Dutch speed skater.