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Crocus aleppicus

Flowering Time




Native Climate

Mediterranean.   Hot, very dry summer.   Cool winter

Wild Habitat

Stony places, scrubland

Distinctive Features

Small pale flowers, parallel fibrous corm tunic

Closest Relatives

Crocus veneris

Cultivation Requirements

Hot, dry rest essential.   Winter protection necessary


Occasionally offered in specialist seed lists.

Crocus aleppicus

Crocus aleppicus

Crocus aleppicus

Crocus aleppicus is from the Aleppo region of   Jordan.   A plant with a restricted distribution in the wild it inhabits a semi-desert habitat where the dry season may be eight months without rain.

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