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Crocus Pages by Tony Goode
Species Crocus species

Crocus gargaricus herbertii

Flowering Time



NW Turkey

Native Climate

Continental montane.   Cold snowy winter, cool moist summer

Wild Habitat

Damp grassland and thin woodland

Distinctive Features

Bright yellow flowers as leaves are just developing. Corm tunic with reticulated fibres

Closest Relatives

Crocus gargaricus gargaricus;   Crocus ancyrensis

Cultivation Requirements

Cool moist conditions throughout the year


Specialist seed or bulb suppliers

Increases by producing stolons.   An account of this plant and a photograph are to be found in the Quarterly Bulletin of the Alpine Garden Society Vol 68, No 2, pp205-206.

Crocus gargaricus herbertii

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Link here to John Lonsdales Crocus Gallery