I love taking pictures of crocus before and after they open, I take so many of them at this time of year, and often the outside markings on the sepals and tube are just as attractive as those on the inside. These 'Firefly' flowers are very vivid and strong coloured here but when they open they are much paler and delicate inside
20/02/19 - Crocus Update - Crocus seiberi subsp. atticus 'Firefly', recognisable by it’s yellow perianth tubes and mauve tepals which fade to a light lilac. Quite a short one, and doesn’t extend out much beyond the foliage. However, I seem to have some stowaways in this pot of another one (and scrolling back it seems it’s always been in there and hadn’t noticed it till this year!) - the perianth tube on the stowaways are striped instead of clear yellow, and are much larger blooms than firefly.
No idea what those might be, will have to do a bit of research and separate them off into a different pot ready for next year 👍🏼 #crocus #crocussieberifirefly #crocus-sieberi #crocussieberisubspatticusfirefly