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Crocus biflorus crewei

Flowering Time



W Turkey

Native Climate

Cold winter, warm dry summer

Wild Habitat

Rocky places, thin grass

Distinctive Features

Only 2 or 3 leaves.   Blackish maroon anthers

Closest Relatives

Crocus biflorus nubigena;   Crocus biflorus melantherus

Cultivation Requirements

Well drained soil, dry summer rest



In the UK this is a plant best grown with protection from the winter weather and from summer rains.

Crocus biflorus crewei

Crocus biflorus crewei

Picture ? Dr Jean Yves Tronel

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