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Organic Crocus chrysanthus 'Romance' (botanical) | 10 pcs.

Organic Crocus chrysanthus 'Romance' (botanical) | 10 pcs.

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Organic botanical crocus

The Crocus chrysanthus 'Romance' is a small-flowered botanical crocus with butter yellow flowers. It grows to a height of about 10 centimeters and when the sun shines on the flowers it opens them to 5 centimeters in diameter. Because the flowers are smaller, a tuber produces more blooms, so a tuber produces up to 3 flowers. The leaf is 2 millimeters wide and only grows higher than the flower itself after flowering to about 20 centimeters high and dies automatically.

The nice thing about the crocus is that it blooms very early in the spring, it blooms in February and March. For example, pollinators such as bees have nectar immediately after the cold winter, so that they become extra powerful for the summer. The Bloemoloog® recommends crocuses to every garden, so we can give the insects a helping hand!

How, where and when do I plant crocus tubers?

A crocus tuber needs a cold period. Therefore, plant it in the ground in the autumn from October to January. The planting depth is 2 to 3 times the height of the tuber itself and the planting distance is 2 to 3 times the width of the tuber itself. Plant 100 - 120 tubers per m². If they are planted in a pot, there must be holes at the bottom of the pot so that no water remains in the pot, otherwise the tubers will rot.

The ideal location is in full sun or partial shade. Plant it in a nutrient-rich, water-permeable, preferably calcareous, sandy soil. This botanical crocus is suitable for naturalizing in the grass, in the border or under deciduous trees and shrubs. They are also ideal to use as the top layer in a lasagna (3 or 4 layers with balls) pot. Plant them in groups mixed with other crocus species or wild tulips for a beautiful colored effect.

Soil PH: Slightly acidic to neutral.

Care of the crocus

The Crocus chrysanthus 'Romance' naturalizes very well, so it requires little special attention. It is only important that the leaves are not cut off immediately after flowering. These still take up photosynthesis so that the tuber gathers strength for the next year. The leaves die off on their own. Once the leaves have withered they can be cut off. Provide organic food annually for optimal results.

Crocuses produce one or more new tubers on top of the old tuber. This sometimes causes the tubers to lie above the ground. In that case, plant the tubers back in the ground.


For propagation, the tubers can be removed from the ground at the beginning of summer. Dry the tubers and store them in a warm place, for example in the shed. From September the tubers will be replanted in the ground.

Origin of the crocus

The Crocus chrysanthus comes from the southeast of Europe, such as the Balkans, but has been wild in the Netherlands for centuries.


A crocus comes from a tuberous crop.

Organic Crocus chrysanthus 'Romance' - Skal NL-BIO-01 certified: 109459

Packed per 10 pieces or choose more for less in the form of a stacking discount.


Can be ordered from June '24!

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Flowering time: February - March
Planting time:
From September
Planting depth:
7 cm deep
Planting distance: 7 cm apart
10 cm high
Flower diameter: 5cm wide
Partial shade, sun
Soil PH: Loam, sandy soil - Slightly alkaline/neutral
Winter hardiness:
Very hardy
Propagation: Good (naturalizes)
Origin: Turkey and surroundings
Family: Iridaceae (iris family)
Colour: Butter yellow
Bee-friendly: Yes
Fragrant: Yes
Bulb size: 5+

Other crocus species:

  • Bio Crocus 'Sativus' (saffron crocus - autumn flowering)
  • Bio Crocus tommasinianus 'Ruby Giant'
  • Bio Crocus vernus 'Jeanne d'Arc'
  • Bio Crocus vernus 'King of the Striped'


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