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Crocus Pages by Tony Goode
Species Crocus species

Crocus cambessedesii

Flowering Time



Majorca; Minorca

Native Climate


Wild Habitat

Open stony places, scrub, pinewoods.

Distinctive Features

Small flower usually heavily striped purple on outers. Membranous tunic splits to parallel fibres at base

Closest Relatives

Crocus corsicus; Crocus minimus

Cultivation Requirements

Winter protection advised in northern gardens. Warm dry summer rest


Specialist bulb suppliers

Autumn flowering species with small (often exquisitely beautiful) flowers.   Much smaller flowers than the Spring flowering Crocus corsicus and Crocus minimus and has shorter style branches.

Crocus cambessedesii

Crocus cambessedesii

Crocus cambessedesii