Regularity: Regularly occurring
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable
Crocus sieberi (Sieber's crocus), also referred to as the Cretan crocus, or snow crocus (as is Crocus chrysanthus), is a plant of the Crocus genus in the Iridaceae family. A small early blooming crocus, it easily naturalises. It grows wild in the Balkans, Greece and Crete. There are four subtypes: sieberi (Crete), atticus (Attica area around Athens), nivalis and sublimis. Its cultivars are used as ornamental plants. Height: 3–4 inches (7.6–10 cm).
- 'Bowles's White'agm (white with orange centre)
- 'Firefly' (lilac)
- 'Hubert Edelsten'agm (outside deep purple with broad white bands, inside pale lilac with orange center)
- 'Ronald Ginns' (pale pink to white petals with dark purple feathering on the outside and a yellow throat)
- 'Tricolor'agm (gold centre, middle white band, outer rich lilac-blue edge)
- 'Violet Queen' (deep amethyst-violet flowers, paler within, with a rich, golden centre)
- "RHS Plant Selector - Crocus sieberi 'Bowles's White'". Retrieved 18 June 2013.
- "RHS Plant Selector - Crocus sieberi 'Hubert Edelsten'". Retrieved 18 June 2013.
- "RHS Plant Selector - Crocus sieberi subsp. sublimis 'Tricolor'". Retrieved 18 June 2013.
- "RHS Plant Selector - Crocus sieberi". Retrieved 18 June 2013.