• Sternbergia lutea
  • Sternbergia lutea
  • Sternbergia lutea

Sternbergia lutea

Yellow Autumn Crocus, Autumn Daffodil
Size: Flowering-size bulbs

Availability: In stock

£0.79
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Quick Overview

  • Bright yellow flowers
  • Autumn flowering
  • Hardy
  • Thin linear foliage
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Description

Sternbergia lutea is a hardy yellow-flowering Amaryllid with a wide geographical range from the Western Mediterranean through to Central Asia. Its cheerful golden-yellow blooms are a genuine delight in the autumn, usually appearing in September. Its resemblance to Crocus gives it one of its many all-too-common names but Sternbergias are a unique genus and really deserve to be called simply by their own name rather than drawing allusions to other more familiar genera or members of completely different plant families. While the late-winter flowering Crocus (Iridaceae) has three stamens and grow from corms, Sternbergia (Amaryllidaceae) have six stamens and grow from bulbs.

Sternbergia lutea likes a well-drained alkaline substrate that has had both extra grit and limestone added. They do best in a warm sunny aspect and a mulch of grit will help to keep it well-insulated during the winter. They create a welcome change-of-season surprise in amongst the shrubs and under the overhanging foliage.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Amaryllidaceae
Sub-Family Amaryllidoideae
Synonyms Amaryllis lutea, Oporanthus luteus, Oporanthus siculus, Sternbergia aurantiaca, Sternbergia greuteriana, Sternbergia lutea subsp. greuteriana, Sternbergia lutea subsp. sicula, Sternbergia sicula
Geographical Origin Western Mediterranean to Central Asia
Cultivation Full sun. Well-drained alkaline gritty soil
Eventual Height 15cm
Eventual Spread 30cm and more, forming clumps
Hardiness Hardy. Appreciates a mulch

Sternbergia lutea

Yellow Autumn Crocus, Autumn Daffodil
Size: Flowering-size bulbs

Availability: In stock

£0.79
  • Buy 3 for £0.75 each and save 6%
  • Buy 5 for £0.73 each and save 8%
  • Buy 10 for £0.71 each and save 11%
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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