One of the rarest and loveliest fall crocuses makes its return to the Odyssey Bulbs catalog (after a 10-year absence). Louise Beebe Wilder prized it for “its bright, gay flower that adds to its warm pinkish lilac coloring, yellow throat, and scarlet divided stigmata, a delicious scent.” The leaves emerge with the flowers in October and November. A warm, sunny spot suits it best. Mediterranean; Italy & Malta. Zone 6.