Purple-flowered eastern European populations of Crocus vernus have once again been split into this separate species, with an epithet that resembles a sneeze. We won’t hold that against the re-constituted species, however, which typically flowers in a range of lavenders and purples of varying saturation, with the deepest coloration often occurring at the tips. As in this form. Modified continental/Montane; C & E Europe. Zone 5.