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Crocus biflorus adamii

Flowering Time



S E Europe (Yugoslavia to NW Turkey); N Iran

Native Climate

Cold winter, warm summer

Wild Habitat

Open places, scrub

Distinctive Features

3-4 leaves, yellow anthers, short filaments

Closest Relatives

Crocus biflorus biflorus;   Crocus biflorus isauricus

Cultivation Requirements

Dry summer rest.   Well drained alkaline soil



The biflorus group are complex, many different subspecies have been described, often with only subtle variations visible to the gardener.

Crocus biflorus adamii

Picture Dr Jean Yves Tronel

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