A very local, high altitude species, from the mountains conjoining Greece, Albania and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Large, scented spring flowers in chrome-yellow to orange yellow. C. cvijicii requires plenty of moisture when plant is in active growth in spring followed by a cool dryer summer but never completely dried out. Grown from seed collected in the Vermio mountains in Greek Macedonia.
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