This is an autumn or early winter-flowering perennial corm, the leaves appearing after the flowers. The flowers are silvery lilac-blue, with fine darker veining plus a conspicuous deep yellow throat. This pretty and delicate meadow plant of northern Greece and Turkey is quite possible to grow in light grass, either in sun or part shade.
Sow seeds at any time, covering them very thinly with compost or grit, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed pot in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:Mount Atos Crocus
Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial
Packet Content:10 (Approx)