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Toole
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Crocus 2013

From AGS seedex Jan 09 --Crocus longiflorus --pic taken today in between the showers .
There is also another pot, NARGS seedex ,(also Jan 09), in bud.

I understand this species can be quite variable so it will be interesting to eventually compare them both.

Cheers Dave.

Mark McD
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It's a nice one Dave, I like the subtle violet lines. Most images of this species show pale violet flowers, so you're lucky to get a white form.  So many Crocus to try!  In general I have better luck with spring crocus than the autumn ones, here the autumn bloomers often get ruined by bad weather.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Toole
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Thanks Mark

Interestingly the NARGS potful now in bloom are no different to the pics I've shown above.

Yes ..so many Crocus to try ---I was hoping that seedlings of C.asumaniae/mathewii ?? might have reached flowering size this season --unfortunately it appears they require another year.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Mark McD
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Toole wrote:

..so many Crocus to try ---I was hoping that seedlings of C.asumaniae/mathewii ?? might have reached flowering size this season --unfortunately it appears they require another year.

Cheers Dave.

I had C. mathewii for a few years, it never increased, and always bloomed while I was away at work and I never saw the bloom open in daylight. I went so far as to go out at night with a flashlight, to see the blue center... sad when you think about it. It eventually died out.

Crocus asumaniae on the other hand is a beautiful and reliable autumn bloomer, with deliciously fragrant blooms.  I've had it in bloom for the past 6-7 years or so, but it doesn't increase.

Good luck on your plants of these two species.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Toole
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Opened today Crocus adanensis .

 

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

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Nice to see yours Dave - it is a while till I can see mine!

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

Toole
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Another Crocus opened today in the warmth.Crocus sieberi 'Firefly' in the garden.

Cheers Dave

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

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Toole wrote:

Another Crocus opened today in the warmth.Crocus sieberi 'Firefly' in the garden.

Cheers Dave

Nice clump, Dave!

how long have you had them in the garden? Have they multiplied much?

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Toole
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Hello Fermi

I'm not sure where my original bulbs of C sieberii 'Firefly' came from many many years ago.

I have quite a number of smallish clumps all over the garden as i keep on splitting them .In our conditions it's a wonderful increaser.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

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Here in the UK Autumn flowering Crocuses are getting underway. This year I've scaled down my bulb growing under glass (to give myself room to grow more small  European hybrid Primulas) and my Crocus collection will now only include those I've grown from seed. Here are the first two from 2009 Crocus Group seed, sown 16 October 2009, and flowering for the first time:-

Crocus pulchellus

Crocus longiflorus

 

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

RickR
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Such delicate shades, David!

 

At our Arboretum rock garden, we have a few fall crocuses, but I have even tried a few bulbs myself, and so far, they don't like me.sad

Our interests do move around with the spectrum of horticulture, don't they?  Maybe sometime I'll get into crocus seriously, too.....

 

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

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