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Crocus gargaricus gargaricus

Flowering Time



NW Turkey

Native Climate

Continental montane.   Cold snowy winter, cool moist summer

Wild Habitat

Damp grassland and thin woodland

Distinctive Features

Bright yellow flowers as leaves are just developing. Corm tunic with reticulated fibres

Closest Relatives

Crocus gargaricus herbertii;   Crocus ancyrensis

Cultivation Requirements

Cool moist conditions throughout the year


Specialist seed or bulb suppliers

Distinct from the very similar subspecies herbertii which increases by producing stolons.   Lacks a bracteole which distinguishes it from Crocus ancyrensis.

Crocus gargaricus gargaricus

Crocus gargaricus gargaricus