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Crocus pallasii dispathaceus

Flowering Time



S Turkey; N Syria

Native Climate

Dry Mediterranean

Wild Habitat

Dry scrub or thin woodland.   Over limestone

Distinctive Features

Flower deep reddish purple, petals very narrow. Corm tunic finely netted fibres

Closest Relatives

Crocus pallasii pallasii;

Crocus pallasii haussknechtii;

Crocus pallasii turcicus

Cultivation Requirements

Year round protection needed.   Warm, dry summer rest best


Rarely available in specialist seed lists

Very distinctive in flower with its long narrow petals.   The style is very short and relatively inconspicuous, unusual in the saffron group in which many taxa have long, showy red style branches.

Crocus pallasii dispathaceus

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