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Crocus reticulatus reticulatus

Flowering Time

Spring

Distribution

NE Italy; Croatia; Serbia; Macedonia; Bulgaria; Hungary; Romania; Crimea; Caucasus; Turkey*

Native Climate

Mediterranean   (Snow cover at higher locations in winter)

Wild Habitat

Dryish grassy or rocky slopes, thin woodland

Distinctive Features

Smallish flower, white or lilac, exterior of outer petals marked with 3 or 5 darker bands on a white, lilac or buff background. Corm tunic coarsely netted fibres

Closest Relatives

Crocus reticulatus hittiticus;   Crocus angustifolius

Cultivation Requirements

Cool moist winter, warm dry summer rest

Availability

Specialist bulb suppliers and seed lists

Despite its wide distribution this is a localised rather than abundant species.   Not especially vigorous away from its native locations, and often rather starry in flower, it is not widely cultivated.  

Crocus reticulatus reticulatus

Crocus reticulatus reticulatus

Crocus reticulatus reticulatus

Crocus reticulatus reticulatus

Crocus reticulatus seed - actual size c2mm diameter.

Crocus reticulatus reticulatus An open flower of a different form

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