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Crocus hadriaticus hadriaticus

Flowering Time

Autumn

Distribution

W and S Greece

Native Climate

Mediterranean

Wild Habitat

Grassy places and thin scrub on stony slopes

Distinctive Features

White or pale lilac flower with yellow throat. Corm tunic fine netted fibres

Closest Relatives

Crocus hadriaticus parnassicus;

Crocus hadriaticus parnonicus;

Crocus thomasii; Crocus cartwrightianus

Cultivation Requirements

Protection advised in areas with cool, wet summer or severe cold winter.   Grown outside in southern UK gardens given a sunny spot and well drained soil

Availability

Widely available from specialist bulb suppliers

Although the flower colour only varies a little, there is a wide range of forms in cultivation.   The best have well shaped white flowers of good substance.   These often have a brownish stain on the lower part of the outside of the petals.   There is a lilac form, which has a yellow throat and the name Crocus hadriaticus subspecies hadriaticus forma lilacinus.   Crocus hadriaticus parnonicus has lilac flowers, which lack the yellow throat.   Crocus hadriaticus parnassicus has pure white flowers, which lack the yellow throat.

Crocus hadriaticus hadriaticus

Crocus hadriaticus hadriaticus

Crocus hadriaticus hadriaticus

Crocus hadriaticus hadriaticus

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