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Crocus 'Ard Schenk'

Genus: Crocus.

Species: Crocus chrysanthus.

Planted '08 Shenstone, Samantha's bed
Bought '08 Focus DIY centre for £1.99 or 3pks for £5

Common Name: Crocus
Genus: Crocus
Species: chrysanthus
Cultivar: 'Ard Schenk'
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Moist
Height: 8cm
Spread: 8cm
Flowering period: February to March

'Ard Schenk' has delicate pure white blooms with a golden yellow throat which are borne in late winter and early spring. Like most other crocus, it is ideal for naturalising and looks wonderful in large drifts. Alternatively it can be grown in a pot or pan, topped with grit, so that the delicate blooms can be admired at close quarters. Plant bulbs in autumn, 8-10cm (3-4in) deep in poor, gritty, well-drained soil. A sunny spot is important as sunshine will make the blooms open fully.

Looks good with:
Crocus tommasinianus
Anemone blanda
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Photos of this plant

  • Crocusardschenkshenstonesamantha_sbed09.03.21_

Reminders for this plant

Due over 15 years ago:


Plant below chicken wire to deter rabbits digging them up.