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Crocus oreocreticus

Flowering Time

Autumn

Distribution

C & E Crete

Native Climate

Dry Mediterranean

Wild Habitat

Open rocky mountainsides over limestone

Distinctive Features

Lilac/purple flower with silvery or buff exterior to three outer petals.   Style divides at or just above the throat of the flower into three red branches. Corm tunic finely netted fibres

Closest Relatives

Crocus cartwrightianus

Cultivation Requirements

Warm dry summer rest needed.   Winter protection advised in gardens away from native region

Availability

Specialist bulb suppliers

Crocus oreocreticus

Crocus oreocreticus

Crocus oreocreticus

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