Little-known member of the Biflori Series found only from high up in the western Troodos Mountains. Flowers from pale to deep lilac-blue, usually in the form of a thumbprint, with white inner petals and brilliant red-orange stigmas. Very rare offering.
Inconspicuous buds open to reveal one of the most dramatic spring flowering crocus. Outer petals are buff with various degrees of striping and the inner ones are a sumptuously rich purple. Large flowered, garden-proven species from Italy.
Rare in nature and in cultivation this species is native to a limited area in Kosovo. Spring flowers in bright lilac-blue, occasionally darkly striped on the exterior. Very easy in the garden. Naturally small corms.
Beautiful late spring-flowering crocus with lilac-purple blooms, this dark flowered form of Crocus minimus was introduced into cultivation by Alan Edwards who discovered it on the Col de Bavella in Corsica..
Huge autumnal chalices in either pure white, lilac or bicoloured with a golden yellow throat. An exceptional species making large corms and a good increaser. Uncharacteristically high altitude collection for a species commonly found in the Mani at much lower levels.
This is the best lilac form arising from a collection made in the Mani Peninsula in Greece many years ago by Brian Mathew (BM 8066A). Very vigorous and free flowering and in some years many of the flowers are semi- double. Very choice and loves it dry.
Widespread spring-flowering type species found in scattered populations below 1500 metres right across the Balkans, Greece and northern Turkey. Large, very bright orange flowers devoid of external markings, open radar dish flat to the sun.
From Mt Ambelos on the lovely island of Samos, large, pale lilac, sometime almost white, flowers with bright red styles. Found growing in cracks on flat limestone slabs with iris, fritillaria and Colchicum variegatum. Will need a dry summer rest.