Crocus 2011

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Tony Willis
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Joined: 2011-02-01

Some more out today

Crocus angustifolius
Crocus biflorus ssp pulchricolor x chrysanthus natural hybrid
Crocus chrysanthus
Crocus gargaricus
Crocus sieberi three different forms
Crocus veluchensis
Crocus vernus

Paul T
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Joined: 2011-01-31

Tony,

I just love the delicate colouring on the Crocus biflorus ssp pulchricolor hybrid c322.  Very different (and very nice).  The angustifolius is such a great contrast in colours.

Great stuff!!  :D

Cheers.

Paul T.
Canberra, Australia.
Min winter temp -8 or -9°C. Max summer temp 40°C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

I have to say, growing crocus in pots sure is the best way to admire them up close. 

ALL of them are just fabulous!

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

RickR wrote:

I have to say, growing crocus in pots sure is the best way to admire them up close. 

ALL of them are just fabulous!

Rick, I'd like to do both eventually... have a greenhouse and grow them in pots to enjoy the flowers early and unspoiled by weather, although from what I've seen of potted plants versus plants grown outdoors, in the right conditions plants growing outdoors can bulk up into spectacular clumps that surpass potted plants.  I would possibly favor growing autumn crocus species in a greenhouse though, as the autumnal flowers are more likely to be damaged from inclement weather outside.

But I agree, Tony and Michael, all of these crocus are fabulous, thanks for sharing... crocus are among my favorite plants to dwell upon and I spent lots of time on SRGC ogling them, so it's nice to be able to ogle over here on NARGS too.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Hoy
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A warm welcome to the beautiful Crocuses and their (equally beautiful ;D ;) ???) growers!
I say that because all my Crocuses are still buried deep in the soil waiting for more sunshine 8)

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

WimB
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Some Crocusses which were flowering here in the last week:

Crocus alatavicus
2 x Crocus antalyensis 'Sky Blue'
Crocus chrysanthus 'Uschak Orange'
Crocus dalmaticus 'Petrovac'
2 x Crocux fleischeri 'Gulek Pass'
Crocus korolkowii 'Lucky Number'
Crocus laevigatus
and Crocus versicolor

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

Wim, these are just as good the second time around :D  All are lovely, but the purple tracery on C. alatavicus remains my favorite, exquisite!  In New England one doesn't begin to think about things like crocus until March at the earliest, so it is fun to see the brilliant color here.  The crocus might be later this year compared to last, probably April, we have a meter of snow on the ground, in fact, I waded through the deep snow to snap some pics: http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=565.0

Thanks for showing these beauties.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

WimB
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McDonough wrote:

Wim, these are just as good the second time around :D  

Mark, I thought to post them here also...so you N-A'rs could enjoy them too  ;)

McDonough wrote:

All are lovely, but the purple tracery on C. alatavicus remains my favorite, exquisite!  
Thanks for showing these beauties.

Thanks for the praise. That C. alatavicus is my favorite too but I'm Croconut(s) enough to love them all.  :rolleyes:

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

Booker
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Hi Wim,
Good to see you here.  I'm not really a bulb nut, but I was very interested to spot the name 'Petrovac' in your glorious posting. We stayed in this beautiful coastal resort when it was still part of Yugoslavia.  I remember a lone steep descent into the village cloaked with interesting trees and shrubs.  This was so far back in time that I had barely discovered alpine plants and took more interest in the attractions of the beach and the bars than the possible joys to be found in the mountains.  How things change ... is the bar open yet?  :D

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

Michael J Campbell
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A few in flower here

Crocus corsicus 1
Crocus corsicus
Crocus sieberi Ronald Ginns
Crocus sieberi Ronald Ginns
Crocus veluchensis
Crocus veluchensis
Crocus versicolour
Crocus versicolour
Crocus sieberi subsp sublimis f. tricolour
Crocus cvijicii

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
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