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Crocus olivieri olivieri

Flowering Time



Macedonia; SE Romania; S Bulgaria; Albania; Greece; Turkey

Native Climate


Wild Habitat

Stony or grassy places and in scrub or thin woodland

Distinctive Features

Orange/yellow flower, style six branched. Corm tunic membranous splitting at base.   Very broad leaves

Closest Relatives

Crocus olivieri balansae;

Crocus olivieri istanbulensis;

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 olivieri

Crocus olivieri olivieri

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