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Crocus cambessedesii

Flowering Time

Autumn

Distribution

Majorca; Minorca

Native Climate

Mediterranean

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

Availability

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

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