Spring Crocus 2010

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Hoy
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I have never considered planting malyi but now I see I have to change my mind!

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

Boland
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Never heard of malyi...but then we have limited access locally to funky crocus species.

All of mine are now under 4-6" of fresh snow.....just as well with the temp down to -6 C and 50 km winds!  Guess it will be another week before this latest snow melts.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Lori S.
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We're doing a little better than that here, with crocus blooming a week or more early...   No unusual species, but a joy for us to see, nonetheless!  :) 

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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Both the blue and yellow seem to differ from any colors I have. Have tried several cultivars to have early ones and different colors.

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

Boland
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Well it hit 16 C today and the crocus responded!  Here are some selections of C. tommasinianus...Lilac Beauty, Barr's Purple and Ruby Giant.  The Barr's Purple self-seeded in the lawn.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Boland
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First C. chrysanthus selection...Saturnus.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Hoy
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There you see, you will catch me up, Todd. Don't think we will have 16C for a while!
The lawn seems to be green too.
The tommasinianus selections look like mine which I have no name of.

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

Boland
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More open today...C. X hybridus 'Jeanne D'Arc', C. etruscus, C. minimus and C. chrysanthus 'Advance'

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Mark McD
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Todd, I liked the Lilac Beauty, one I'm not familiar with, it is a beauty.  Always like seeing C. etruscus, such a classic shape and coloration on this one.  I have tried C. minimus, purchased at Home Depot in discount bonus-sized packages (Home Depot; a large "big box" home improvement chain for those unfamiliar with it), but they are not true to name, so I'm glad to see your photo which looks like the real thing.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Boland
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I blundered on the ID of C. minimus...it is actually C. corsicus.  Here it is with the flower closed.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

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