Crocus flavus

Family: Iridaceae
Common name: Crocus luteus

Flower colour: yellow

Flowering period: March – April

Average plant height: 10 cm

Planting depth to base of bulb: 12.5 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 2.5 cm

Type of bulb: corm

Light requirements: full sun to partial shade

Landscape uses: borders, rock gardens, in lawns, under shrubs and trees, and for indoor forcing

Looks in many respects like the Dutch crocus but its yellow flowers are just a bit smaller in spite of the names under which it is sold: ‘Large Yellow’ and ‘Yellow Mammoth’. This yellow crocus is perfect for planting in lawns since its colour contrasts so beautifully against a green background.