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Crocus angustifolius

Flowering Time



Crimea, Ukraine, Armenia

Native Climate

Cold winter, warm dry summer

Wild Habitat

Open places and scrub land in mountains

Distinctive Features

Yellow flowers marked purple, reticulate corm tunic

Closest Relatives

Crocus ancyrensis; Crocus reticulatus

Cultivation Requirements

Warm dryish summer rest.   Increases well under glass


Widely available from specialist bulb nurseries

Crocus angustifolius

Crocus angustifolius, bright golden flowers in spring.   An easy and reliable garden plant over many years in a free draining soil in eastern England.   Another form is shown below.

Crocus angustifolius

Crocus angustifolius

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