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Crocus leichtlinii

Flowering Time



SE Turkey

Native Climate

Very cold winter.   Warm dry summer

Wild Habitat

Rocky places 1100-1800m

Distinctive Features

Flower pale lilac often stained grey/blue near base. Corm tunic tough, eggshell like, splitting towards base

Closest Relatives

Crocus biflorus complex

Cultivation Requirements

Cool moist growing season.   Warm dry summer rest


Rarely available

Crocus leichtlinii

Crocus leichtlinii

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Link here to John Lonsdales Crocus Gallery

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