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Crocus etruscus

Flowering Time



Tuscany, NW Italy

Native Climate

Maritime Mediterranean

Wild Habitat

Deciduous woodland and fields

Distinctive Features

Lilac flowers, outers often buff or cream with darker markings.   Fibrous corm tunic, netted

Closest Relatives

Crocus kosaninii; Crocus vernus vernus

Cultivation Requirements

Can tolerate moist conditions throughout the year. (Grown outside in UK gardens)


Horticultural clone 'Zwanenberg' is widely available from bulb suppliers.

Crocus etrsucus

Crocus etrsucus

The form illustrated above is a horticultural selection which has flowers slightly larger and less well marked than is typical in wild populations.  

Crocus etrsucus

'Wild' form with cream coloured outer petals.