Crocus

This genus of flowering corm plants consists of around 90 species. They are native to several temperate regions of the world including Southern Europe, Northern Africa and parts of Asia.

Care and Culture of Crocus


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Crocus ancyrensis  

C. angustifolius
(C. susiunus)

Cloth of Gold Crocus

C. asturicus  
C. biflorus Scotch Crocus
C. cancellatus  
C. chianthus  
C. chrysanthus Gold Crocus
C. flavus
(C. aureus)
 

C. imperati

Early Crocus
C. korolkowii  
C. kotsthyanus
(C. zonatus)
 
C. laevigatus  
C. longiflorus  
C. medius  
C. ochroleucus  
C. pulchellus  
C. sativus Saffron Crocus
C. sieberi Sieber Crocus
C. speciosus Showy Crocus
C. tommasinianus  
C. vernus Common Crocus

C. versicolor

Cloth of Silver Crocus

Species Flower Color Flower Season
C. ancyrensis Yellow Winter, Spring
C. biflorus white, light blue Spring
C. chianthus Various Spring
C. kotsthyanus Rose Fall
C. speciosus Blue Fall
C. tomasinianus Mauve Spring
C. vernus Various Spring

* Guides and Keys are from the book "Herbaceous Perennial Plants A Treatise on their Identification, Culture and Garden Attributes" by Dr Allan M. Armitage of the University of Georgia. Varsity Press, Athens, Georgia. 1989 ISBN 0-942375-00. More on Dr Armitage and his other books.

 

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