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Crocus tommasinianus

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Distribution

Croatia; Serbia; Bosnia; Montenegro; NW Bulgaria; S Hungary

Native Climate

Cold winter with snow, warm summer with regular rainfall

Wild Habitat

Deciduous woodland, shady slopes; rocky places at higher altitude

Distinctive Features

Flower pale lilac to deep purple. Corm tunic fine fibres, mostly parallel

Closest Relatives

Crocus vernus

Cultivation Requirements

Easy in garden conditions avoiding waterlogged places. Tolerant of some shade.

Availability

Widely cultivated and cheaply available

Many different colour forms of this species are grown in gardens.   Prolific in flower when suited, it can become a weed, self sowing as well as increasing by corm division.   Several clones are available very cheaply in commerce.

Crocus tommasinianus

Crocus tommasinianus

Crocus tommasinianus

A selection of colour forms of Crocus tommasinianus

Crocus tommasinianus

Crocus tommasinianus

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