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Crocus malyi

Flowering Time



W Croatia, Velebit Mountains

Native Climate


Wild Habitat

Short turf and pinewood margins, over limestone

Distinctive Features

White flower, yellow throat.   Corm tunic parallel fibres.   Style much exceeds anthers

Closest Relatives

Crocus imperati; Crocus versicolor

Cultivation Requirements

Cool moist growing season.   Warm dryish summer rest.   Grown outside in some UK gardens given a sunny spot and good drainage


Specialist bulb suppliers and seed lists

Differs from Crocus imperati and Crocus versicolor in its white flowers unmarked on the exterior of the petals.   Attractive and flowering late enough to miss the worst of the winter weather.

Crocus malyi

Crocus malyi

Crocus malyi

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