Common Names: Snow crocus, golden crocus
Sub-category: Iris family
Native to the Balkans and Turkey, it's native form bears vivid orange-yellow bowl-shaped flowers. It has smaller corms and a smaller flower than the giant Dutch crocus (Crocus vernus), although it produces more flowers per bulb than the latter. Its common name, "snow crocus", derives from its exceptionally early flowering period, blooming about two weeks before the giant crocus, and often emerging through the snow in late winter or early spring. The leaves are narrow with a silver central stripe. Height is 7.6 to 10.2 cm. It is a widely cultivated species with much variation in color including shades of blue, purple and white.
Primary Flower Color: Yellow
Secondary Flower Color: Blue/Purple