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Crocus sieberi atticus

Flowering Time

Early Spring



Native Climate


Wild Habitat

Stony slopes and open conifer woods

Distinctive Features

Flower shades of lilac blue, throat yellow. Corm tunic coarsely netted fibres

Closest Relatives

Crocus sieberi sublimis

Crocus sieberi nivalis

Crocus sieberi sieberi

Cultivation Requirements

Hardy and tolerant of summer moisture in UK gardens.


Widely available from specialist bulb suppliers.

Cheaply available cultivars 'Firefly' and 'Violet Queen' are very similar to this plant and may represent selected clones

An easy plant in the garden, thriving in the maritime climate with warmish summers that the south of the UK offers.   Increases to form substantial clumps when happy.

Crocus sieberi atticus

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