Plant Base Online (beta)
© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Yellow Autumn Crocus, Autumn Daffodil
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Autumn
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
Small autumn-flowering bulb producing delicate funnel--shaped bright yellow, crocus-like flowers with long tubes and narrow petals. Strap-shaped, grey-green leaves.
Prefers good sunlight and sandy well-drained soil. Drought tolerant when dormant. Can be grown in containers in an alpine house.
By separating the small bulb offsets.
From Crete, Karpathos and nearby eastern Mediterranean islands
pronounced: stern-BERG-ee-uh groo-ter-ee-AH-na