Snow Crocus (Crocus chrysanthus 'Cream Beauty') in the Crocus Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8a
Plant Height: 3-6 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: light creamy yellow
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Corm
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon


Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Mar 25, 2015 10:59 PM

Years ago, I bought many packages locally of what was supposed to be Crocus 'Blue Pearl'. The following spring, I realized that the flowers of Blue Pearl turned out to be Crocus 'Cream Beauty'. At first I was disappointed, but in time I discovered I loved Cream Beauty. The creamy yellow color of the flowers, mixed with the bright orange color of the stamens, makes this a beautiful and memorable crocus. It lasted many years in my garden until the wild rabbits discovered the clump. The rabbits ate not only the leaves, but also the flowers, and the bulb needs the leaves to store up energy for the following year.

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