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Crocus hermoneus palaestinus

Flowering Time

Late Autumn



Native Climate

Harsh dry continental.   Winter rains, summer 6 months drought

Wild Habitat

Rocky places and in scrub, over limestone

Distinctive Features

Pale lilac flowers, orange style divided into 6+ branches.   Corm tunic mostly fibrous, parallel or weakly netted

Closest Relatives

Crocus cancellatus cancellatus

Cultivation Requirements

Winter protection, summer long, warm, dry rest. Supplementary lighting in winter may be beneficial when grown in higher latitudes


Rarely available.   Sometimes in specialist seed lists

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