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Crocus olivieri istanbulensis

Flowering Time

Spring

Distribution

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)

Availability

Specialist bulb suppliers

Crocus olivieri istanbulensis

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