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Crocus kosaninii

Flowering Time




Native Climate

Cool Mediterranean

Wild Habitat

Lowland deciduous woodland and scrub

Distinctive Features

Lilac flower with yellow throat.   Corm tunic fibrous, netted at top but parallel near base

Closest Relatives

Crocus etruscus; Crocus vernus

Cultivation Requirements

Cool dryish summer rest but tolerant of moisture. (Grown outside in some UK gardens)


Specialist bulb suppliers.   Occasionally in specialist/society seed lists

Crocus kosaninii

Crocus kosaninii

Crocus kosaninii

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