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Crocus vernus 'King of the Striped'

 

Crocus 'King of the Striped'

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 vernus (the 'Spring Crocus', 'Giant Crocus', or Dutch Crocus') is a spring flowering species crocus and has large flowers of whites, purples, mauves or lilacs and start flowering a little later than other spring flowering crocus. They have grass like foliage. 'King of the Striped' is a selected cultivar which has large, rounded, white striped flowers on the outer side, and on the inside it has alternating white striped markings with solid purple petals.

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plant Features
  • Crocus King of the Striped likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Crocus King of the Striped likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Crocus King of the Striped is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Crocus King of the Striped likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Crocus 'King of the Striped'

Latin name

Crocus vernus 'King of the Striped'

type

Flowering corms

family

Iridaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Crocus King of the Striped likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Crocus King of the Striped is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Crocus King of the Striped likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Crocus King of the Striped likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Crocus King of the Striped is 0.01meters x 0.15meters 0.01 M 0.15 M

Crocus vernus 'King of the Striped'

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 vernus (the 'Spring Crocus', 'Giant Crocus', or Dutch Crocus') is a spring flowering species crocus and has large flowers of whites, purples, mauves or lilacs and start flowering a little later than other spring flowering crocus. They have grass like foliage. 'King of the Striped' is a selected cultivar which has large, rounded, white striped flowers on the outer side, and on the inside it has alternating white striped markings with solid purple petals.


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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