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Crocus susianus ‘Cloth of Gold’ (Cloth of Gold Crocus)

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Crocus susianus ‘Cloth of Gold’ is a cheerful sight in early spring with its fragrant, cup-shaped, bright deep yellow flowers, strongly feathered with rich mahogany on the outside. A feast for the eyes. Extremely vigorous, long-lived and appropriate for naturalizing, this crocus is quick to multiply and enlivens the garden during the late winter thaw. A very great choice for naturalizing, planted in clusters at the front of borders or in patio pots. 

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • This crocus blooms in early spring. The calyx-shaped flowers open only when the sun shines or when there is a lot of light; they close up in rainy weather and at night. Did you know that crocus bulbs remaining in the ground will always bloom a bit earlier than the ones planted the previous year?
  • Growing up to 4-6 inches tall (10-15 cm), this beauty naturalizes easily and will come back year after year!
  • Easily grown in gritty, poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soils in full sun or light shade. Prefers to be on the dry side during dormancy.
  • Stunning in beds, lawns, under trees, rock gardens, in front of shrubs, along walkways. Spectacular in large sweeping drifts. For optimal effect, 100 to 150 corms should be planted. If used in lawns, however, the grass may not be mowed until six weeks after the crocuses have bloomed. If mowed earlier than this, the newly forming cormlets (developing on top of the mother corm) will not become large enough to flower next year.
  • To be planted in fall.
  • Propagate by seed, sown in pots in a cold frame when ripe or remove cormlets when dormant.
  • Crocus susianus is native to southern Ukraine and Armenia.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Iridaceae
Genus Crocus
Common names Crocus
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Height 4" - 6"
(10cm - 15cm)
Spread 2" - 3"
(5cm - 8cm)
Spacing 3" (8cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Bees
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Iridaceae
Genus Crocus
Common names Crocus
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Height 4" - 6"
(10cm - 15cm)
Spread 2" - 3"
(5cm - 8cm)
Spacing 3" (8cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Bees
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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