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Crocus cyprius

Flowering Time

Early Spring


High Troodos mountains, Cyprus

Native Climate

Mediterranean montane (Cold snowy winter)

Wild Habitat

Rocky slopes or in scrub

Distinctive Features

Smallish light lilac flower with dark stain on petals.   Papery corm tunic

Closest Relatives

Crocus hartmannianus

Cultivation Requirements

Plenty of moisture during spring growing season, warm dry summer rest


Rarely available

A member of series Biflori, Crocus cyprius has clear affinities with Crocus biflorus. (Corm tunic, yellow throat of flower)

Crocus cyprius

Crocus cyprius

Crocus cyprius

Crocus cyprius

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