‘Yalta’ is another of the crocus varieties that I planted last fall. It has alternating purple and soft, silvery lavender petals with a delicate and long throat. Apparently it is a C. tommasinianus hybrid, which is another species that I prefer, particularly ‘Ruby Giant’.
I planted these bulbs in a section I call the Dry Bed, underneath and around a group of assorted lavenders. Most of the other bulbs in this portion of the garden are Alliums. The entire bed is mulched with pea gravel.
You can see some ‘Golden’ oregano creeping into the right side of this photo.