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Crocus veneris

Flowering Time

Autumn, early winter



Native Climate


Wild Habitat

Dry, stony or grassy places, scrub or thin woodland

Distinctive Features

Flower small, starry, white with some purple veining on outer petals.   Corm tunic membranous with parallel fibres

Closest Relatives

Crocus aleppicus

Cultivation Requirements

Winter protection advised away from native climate. Warm dry summer rest


?Specialist bulb suppliers/seed lists

Attractive at its best, but in cultivation (in UK at least) a plant for the curious collector, rather than the gardener!

Crocus veneris

Crocus veneris