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Jean D'Arc Crocus

Crocus 'Jean D'Arc'

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Jean D'Arc Crocus (Crocus 'Jean D'Arc') at Platt Hill Nursery

Jean D'Arc Crocus flowers

Jean D'Arc Crocus flowers

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Height:  3 inches

Spacing:  3 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Ornamental Features

Jean D'Arc Crocus has masses of beautiful white cup-shaped flowers with gold anthers at the ends of the stems in early spring, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its attractive grassy leaves remain forest green in color with prominent white stripes throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Jean D'Arc Crocus is an open herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should never be pruned except to remove any dieback, as it tends not to take pruning well. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Jean D'Arc Crocus is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Jean D'Arc Crocus will grow to be only 3 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 3 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As this plant tends to go dormant in summer, it is best interplanted with late-season bloomers to hide the dying foliage.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features

This Plant Finder tool is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your nearest Platt Hill Nursery store for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit us to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.



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