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Crocus Pages by Tony Goode
Species Crocus species

Crocus ochroleucus

Flowering Time



SW Syria; N Israel; Lebanon

Native Climate

Warm dryish summer.   Cool moist winter

Wild Habitat

Stony places, occasionally in scrub

Distinctive Features

Small white flower usually with yellow throat. Corm tunic thinly membranous

Closest Relatives

Crocus kotschyanus

Cultivation Requirements

Well-drained soil and sunny situation in the garden. Can be very vigorous under glass.


Widely available form specialist bulb suppliers

Easily grown in UK gardens as it is tolerant of summer moisture.   The small flowers are not of great substance but are reliably produced.   Increases by producing many small cormlets which can make it a nuisance if grown in a bulb frame.   There is a completely albino form in cultivation which is as easily grown as the normal form.

Crocus ochroleucus

Crocus ochroleucus

Crocus ochroleucus