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Crocus chrysanthus 'Gipsy Girl'

 

Crocus 'Gipsy Girl'

Crocuses are plants which grow from corms, whose flowers can appear in Autumn, Winter or Spring depending on the species and cultivar. They are typically native to woodlands, scrub and meadows in a variety of conditions across Northern Africa, Middle East, Southern and Central Europe and across to Asia and China. They produce grass like foliage, with a central white stripe, and cup shaped flowers ranging from whites, mauves, lilacs and yellows. In cultivation, spring crocus see foliage emerge followed by flowers. They are suitable for planting in groups in borders or rock gardens and some species naturalise in grass. Most require a well draining gritty soil and like full sun or dappled shade. In heavier soils, it is worth adding grit to help lighten the soil and improve drainage. Most crocus propagate through production of new corms, however a couple of species do very well naturally via seed. Crocus chrysanthus is a spring flowering species crocus native to South Eastern Europe through to Turkey. 'Gipsy Girl' is a selected cultivar which has yellow broad rounded flowers and has dark purple stripes on the outer tepals and running down the stem.

 
plant Features
  • Crocus Gipsy Girl likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Crocus Gipsy Girl likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Crocus Gipsy Girl is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Crocus Gipsy Girl likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Crocus 'Gipsy Girl'

Latin name

Crocus chrysanthus 'Gipsy Girl'

type

Flowering corms

family

Iridaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Crocus Gipsy Girl likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Crocus Gipsy Girl is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Crocus Gipsy Girl likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Crocus Gipsy Girl likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Crocus Gipsy Girl is 0.01meters x 0.10meters 0.01 M 0.10 M

Crocus chrysanthus 'Gipsy Girl'

Crocuses are plants which grow from corms, whose flowers can appear in Autumn, Winter or Spring depending on the species and cultivar. They are typically native to woodlands, scrub and meadows in a variety of conditions across Northern Africa, Middle East, Southern and Central Europe and across to Asia and China. They produce grass like foliage, with a central white stripe, and cup shaped flowers ranging from whites, mauves, lilacs and yellows. In cultivation, spring crocus see foliage emerge followed by flowers. They are suitable for planting in groups in borders or rock gardens and some species naturalise in grass. Most require a well draining gritty soil and like full sun or dappled shade. In heavier soils, it is worth adding grit to help lighten the soil and improve drainage. Most crocus propagate through production of new corms, however a couple of species do very well naturally via seed. Crocus chrysanthus is a spring flowering species crocus native to South Eastern Europe through to Turkey. 'Gipsy Girl' is a selected cultivar which has yellow broad rounded flowers and has dark purple stripes on the outer tepals and running down the stem.


Planting

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Plant crocus corms in Autumn for flowering the following Spring. Crocus corms have a flattened base, and slightly pointed top. They should be planted in moist, free-draining soil that has been enriched with organic compost or well-rotted manure, in a sunny, or partially sunny site. Plant the corms before the first frost.

 

Flowering

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Crocus flowers are amongst the very first flowers to appear in late Winter or early Sring

 
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