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Crocus candidus

Flowering Time

Early Spring


NW Asiatic Turkey

Native Climate

Cool, moist winter.   Warm dry summer

Wild Habitat

Stony places, in scrub, over limestone

Distinctive Features

Small white flowers, yellow throat, outer petals usually speckled grey/purple.   Only one or two wide leaves per corm

Closest Relatives

Crocus olivieri

Cultivation Requirements

Warm dry summer rest.   (Rather small for the open garden)


Sometimes offered by specialist bulb suppliers

Crocus candidus

Crocus candidus

Corm tunic membranous splitting to parallel fibres near the base.