View Larger Crocus 'Cloth of Gold'

Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    4 4 5 5b 6 6b 7 7b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    map legend 4 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b

    Crocuses cheerfully herald the coming spring with bright yellow flowers. They naturalize easily in gardens, offering clumps which grow larger year by year.

    Latin Name

    Crocus angustifolius 'Cloth of Gold'


    Family

    Iridaceae


    Type of Plant

    Bulbs Bulbs

    Bloom Season

    March - April


    Seasons

    Spring Spring

    Specifications

    Max height Max Height: 0.5'
    Max spread Max Spread: 0.5'

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun
    Part Shade Part Shade

    Tolerances

  • Black Walnut
  • Clay Soil
  • Deer

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest Do not ingest

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe to Western Asia


    History

    This bulb was first discovered in 1587 and were well known in England by 1629.


    Other Details

    Pollinator Pollinator

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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