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Crocus abantensis

Flowering Time

Early Spring


North West Turkey

Native Climate

Cold winter, mild summer


Mountain meadows

Distinctive Features

Reticulate corm tunic, distinctive blue flower colour

Closest Relatives

Crocus reticulatus


Bulb frame, pots.   Does not need sunbaked rest.


Specialist Nurseries.   Occasionally in seed lists.

Crocus abantensis

Crocus abantensis

Crocus abantensis flower and corm.   A very good   example of a netted tunic.   Note that the new corm sits within the old tunic.   This smaller new corm indicates that cultivation has been less than ideal during the previous season.

Crocus abantensis

Crocus abantensis

  • Corms and Tunics
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Stamens and Styles
  • Pollination and Seeds