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Crocus olivieri istanbulensis

Flowering Time



NW Turkey

Native Climate

Cold moist winter, warm dryish summer

Wild Habitat

Dryish places in scrub

Distinctive Features

Orange yellow flower, style divides into 6 branches. Corm tunic coarse fibres

Closest Relatives

Crocus olivieri olivieri;

Crocus olivieri balansae;

Crocus flavus; Crocus graveolens;

Crocus vitellinus

Cultivation Requirements

Cool moist winter.   Warm dryish summer rest.   (Probably best given winter protection in UK gardens)


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Crocus olivieri istanbulensis

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