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Crocus hadriaticus parnonicus

Flowering Time



S Greece (SE Peloponnese)

Native Climate


Wild Habitat

Grassy places and thin scrub on stony slopes

Distinctive Features

Lilac flower without yellow throat. Corm tunic fine netted fibres

Closest Relatives

Crocus hadriaticus parnassicus;

Crocus hadriaticus hadriaticus;

Crocus thomasii; Crocus cartwrightianus

Cultivation Requirements

Protection advised in areas with cool, wet summer or severe cold winter.   Grown outside in southern UK gardens given a sunny spot and well drained soil


?Available from specialist bulb suppliers

A localised form with lilac flowers which lack a yellow throat.   See Crocus hadriaticus hadriaticus   for a discussion of the different subspecies