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Crocus kerndorffiorum

Flowering Time



Taurus Mountains, Turkey

Native Climate

Cool montane

Wild Habitat

Open rocky places 900-1600m

Distinctive Features

Lilac flower, exterior of outer petals creamy with central stripe.   Corm tunic membranous splitting to parallel fibres at base

Closest Relatives

Crocus leichtlinii

Cultivation Requirements

Cool situation, cool dryish summer rest


Very rare in wild and cultivation

Photograph in Quarterly bulletin of the Alpine Garden Society Vol64, No4, p462.

Crocus kerndorffiorum

'font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'>Picture ? John Lonsdale


Link here to John Lonsdales Crocus Gallery

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