Crocus 2012

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Hoy
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Not bad those either, Wim!

All my crocuses are in the "freezer" now! -8C last night.

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

Tony Willis
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Some more of mine in flower. We had a few cold (-2c) sunny days and the temperature in the greenhouse was over 10c. No snow.

Crocus bilforus pulchricolor/chrysanthus natural hybrid
Crocus chrysanthus
Crocus cvijicii
Crocus reticulatus
Crocus sieberi
Crocus veluchensis

Mark McD
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Tony and Wim, really nice crocus, and once again, my eye is instantly drawn to C. sieberi (Parnassus form), such a full and elegant goblet shape.  Wim, Crocus versicolor is a delicate beauty, another species I'm not famliar with.  One day I'll have to buy Janus Ruksans book, another item on my long list of things to afford-and-buy.

Unusually mild winter here so far, once again above freezing today, although predicted to get much colder again.  Walking around the south side of my house and yard yesterday, the cataphylls on a number of crocus are showing and swelling.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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WimB
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Tony,

love the "natural hybrid"...wonderful colour. And C. cvijicii is one of my personal favorites!

McDonough wrote:

One day I'll have to buy Janus Ruksans book, another item on my long list of things to afford-and-buy.

You really should, it's a great book!

McDonough wrote:

Unusually mild winter here so far, once again above freezing today, although predicted to get much colder again.  Walking around the south side of my house and yard yesterday, the cataphylls on a number of crocus are showing and swelling.

Over here they predict thawing for tomorrow, I'm looking forward to it!

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

cohan
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So many beauties! The yellows and whites are especially lovely to me.. seems like spring flowers are impossibly far away-- though I guess it could be under 3 months...lol

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

WimB
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In bud here now:

Crocus 'Hubert Edelsten'
and Crocus 'Yalta'

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

Hoy
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Nice ones, Wim! Do you let your Crocuses "go wild" or do you have a strict regime on them so they don't cross?

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

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Hoy wrote:

Nice ones, Wim! Do you let your Crocuses "go wild" or do you have a strict regime on them so they don't cross?

Thanks Trond. I let them go wild but I collect most of the seeds, which I sow myself or send to the seedexes as Crocus ex "species" or "cultivar". Most of the time they come true to type from open pollination!

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

WimB
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Some Crocusses flowering here:

Crocus chrysanthus 'Milea' (2x)
Crocus 'Shock Wave' (2x)
Crocus x reticulatus 'Ego' (2x)
Crocus x reticulatus 'Janis Ruksans' (2x)
Crocus 'Hubert Edelsten'
Crocus 'Yalta'

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

RickR
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The kind of feathering on your Hubert Edelsten, Wim, is my most favorite variation in crocus.  I am a sucker for lavender hues, too.  They are all so fresh and inviting!

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

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