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botanical name:
Sternbergia greuteriana
Sternbergia greuteriana © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Yellow Autumn Crocus, Autumn Daffodil
family:  Amaryllidaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.10m
width: 0.08m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
Small autumn-flowering bulb producing delicate funnel--shaped bright yellow, crocus-like flowers with long tubes and narrow petals. Strap-shaped, grey-green leaves.

cultivation:
Prefers good sunlight and sandy well-drained soil. Drought tolerant when dormant. Can be grown in containers in an alpine house.

propagation:
By separating the small bulb offsets.

other notes:
From Crete, Karpathos and nearby eastern Mediterranean islands

pronounced: stern-BERG-ee-uh groo-ter-ee-AH-na
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