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Crocus sieheanus

Flowering Time



C S Turkey

Native Climate

Cold winter, warm dry summer

Wild Habitat

Hillsides and open pine woods 1200-2000m

Distinctive Features

Flower bright orange yellow.   Corm tunic membranous splitting into many, mostly parallel, fibres

Closest Relatives

Crocus ancyrensis

Crocus chrysanthus

Cultivation Requirements

Well drained soil but plenty moisture in spring growth period.   Long dry summer rest


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In its floral parts very similar to Crocus chrysanthus and Crocus ancyrensis but the corm tunic of parallel fibres is very distinct from the coarsely netted Crocus ancyrensis or the coriaceous tunic of Crocus chrysanthus.

Crocus sieheanus

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