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Organic Crocus vernus 'Jeanne d'Arc' - Giant Dutch crocus | 10 pcs.

Organic Crocus vernus 'Jeanne d'Arc' - Giant Dutch crocus | 10 pcs.

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Organic white large-flowered crocus

The Crocus vernus 'Jeanne d'Arc' is a large-flowered white crocus with striking orange stamens and very light stripes of blue at the top of the flower stem. They are also known as 'giant Dutch crocus' As soon as the sun shines on her flower, she opens it wide and in the evening the flower closes again. The plant's leaves are 2 millimeters wide and only grow above the flower after flowering and will die naturally in late spring.

The crocus has the advantage that it blooms very early in the spring, namely in February and March. This is beneficial for pollinators, such as bees, because they can immediately find nectar after the cold winter. This way they can strengthen themselves for the summer. Bloemoloog® recommends crocuses to every garden, so we can give the insects a helping hand!

Our love for this crocus is even greater because it is also the only large-flowered white crocus still grown.

The difference between 'Jeanne d'Arc' and the white Crocus 'Ard Schenk' is not only the height but the 'Jeanne d'Arc' is pure white in contrast to the white/yellow 'Ard Schenk'.

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 colorful 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.

Soil PH: Slightly acidic to neutral.

Care of the crocus

The Crocus 'Jeanne d'Arc' naturalizes 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.

Propagation

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. The tubers are replanted in the ground from September.

Origin of the crocus

The 'Jeanne d'Arc' crocus is a stinzenplant and has been naturalized in the Netherlands for centuries, but is originally from the southeast of Europe. The Crocus vernus gets its name because it blooms in the spring. Vernus is Latin for; belonging to spring.

Particularities

A crocus comes from a tuber and not from a flowerbulb.


Organic Crocus vernus 'Jeanne d'Arc' - Skal NL-BIO-01 certified: 109459

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Characteristics

Flowering time: February - March
Planting time:
From September
Planting depth:
7 cm deep
Planting distance: 7 cm apart
Height:
15 cm high
Flower diameter: 5 cm wide
Location:
Partial shade, sun
Soil PH: Loam, sandy soil - slightly alkaline to neutral
Winter hardiness: Very hardy
Propagation: Good (naturalizes)
Origin: Netherlands (crossing)
Family: Iridaceae (iris family)
Colour: White
Bee-friendly: Yes
Bulb size: 7+


Other crocus species:

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

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