Here is a particularly showy-flowered form of the species that Crocus guru Brian Mathew praises as one of the best for the garden. This March-blooming Balkan native bears large, white, yellow-centered flowers with hints of pink. Yellow anthers and orange stigmas add to the show. Vigorous and self-sowing, Crocus malyi possesses remarkable hardiness for a coastal Mediterranean species. W Croatia. Zone 5.