Crocus tommasinianus — Tommies
The flowers are smaller than showy crocus hybrids but joyful in the ground or in pots.
This little species of crocus perennializes better than others in the South. It’s from the woodlands of Southern Europe, rather than from dry Mediterranean climates. However, in our climate, it only sticks around for 6 or 8 years for me. Friends in Zone 7 say it perennializes better and even seed in. 30 bulbs per order.