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Crocus flavus flavus

Flowering Time

Spring

Distribution

Serbia; Greece; Bulgaria; Romania; NW Turkey

Native Climate

Mediterranean with continental influences

Wild Habitat

Dryish turf and thin woodland or scrub

Distinctive Features

Bright yellow flowers, sometimes with brownish exterior markings.   Corm tunic membranous with fibrous point at tip

Closest Relatives

Crocus flavus dissectus

Cultivation Requirements

Warm summer, cool winter.   Can tolerate moisture in summer but like all Crocus appreciates a well drained soil

Availability

Specialist bulb suppliers

At one time many named forms and varieties were cultivated but most of these are now lost to horticulture.

Crocus flavus flavus

Crocus flavus flavus

Crocus flavus flavus

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