Having one of the most striking shape of any crocus, this extremely unusual pale purple species has the lower part (it looks like the stalk) of the flower extremely slender, before it flares widely at the top into a goblet, open at the top in sunshine. But it becomes almost spherical when closed. But by far the most unusual aspect is that it produces its tightly-packed clumps of flowers in the autumn, unlike most other crocuses! (The well-known "Autumn Crocus" is in fact a late-flowering lily!) Coming from Greece it will do of its best in a well drained compost in a pot with some protection and a dry summer rest
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, 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 tray 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.
Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial
Packet Content:10 (Approx)