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Crocus goulimyi leucanthus

Flowering Time



Greece (S E Peloponnese)

Native Climate


Wild Habitat

Dry places over limestone.   (Especially old/neglected olive and fig groves)

Distinctive Features

White or very pale lilac flowers. Coriaceous corm tunic

Closest Relatives

Crocus goulimyi goulimyi

Cultivation Requirements

Warm, well drained soil.   Dry summer rest best.   (This species is grown outside in some UK gardens but is more likely to thrive given some protection)


Available from some specialist bulb suppliers

There are photographs of Crocus goulimyi (including habitat) and discussion of this taxa in the Quarterly Bulletin of The Alpine Garden Society Vol 63 no3 page 316.

Crocus goulimyi leucanthus