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CROCUS vernus 'Jeanne d'Arc'
Providing a welcome splash of color at winter's end, 'Jeanne d'Arc' is an old and still unsurpassed selection of the European native Crocus vernus, commonly known as Dutch crocus. Like all other crocuses, this diminutive herbaceous perennial grows from a small bulb-like storage organ known as a corm. In late winter or early spring, one or white flowers arise on ankle-high, stalk-like floral tubes. The up-facing blooms have six "petals" (or segments) in two whorls. Goblet-shaped when closed, the blossoms open in bright sun to reveal the three inner segments and the orange-yellow anthers and stigmas. Each of the outer three segments has a thin purple center-stripe at its base. The floral tube is white with purple staining. Tufted, grassy, dark green leaves with silvery midstripes emerge with the flowers and go dormant by late spring.
Grow this beautiful little "bulb" in friable, well-drained soil and full or partial sun (when it is in leaf). Plant corms at a depth of two to three times their height in late summer or early fall. Ten or more weeks of near-freezing temperatures are needed to induce flowering. Group Dutch crocus in rock gardens, mixed borders, or turfgrass. Plants often self-sow. This crocus is also good for forcing in pots.
8 - 1
3 - 8
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
3"-5" / 7.6cm - 12.7cm
2"-4" / 5.1cm - 10.2cm
Early Spring, Spring, Late Winter
White, Purple, Lavender, Violet
White, Dark Green
Green, Dark Green
Container, Lawns and Turf, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower
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