Crocus 2011

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WimB
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Luc wrote:

deesen wrote:

Just a further thought about the Gallery. As I'm not a NARGS Member and therefore can't add images to it I would be perfectly happy (indeed I'd be deliriously happy!) if anyone thought one of my images was good enough to add to the Gallery and did just that.

I feel exactly the same David !

Hear, Hear...

Luc wrote:

Some more Crocus :

3 and 4 : The same Crocus sieberii sublimis 'Tricolor' as Wim showed.

Nice Group, Luc.

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

Michael J Campbell
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Crocus reticulatus x angustifolius early gold

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

http://www.facebook.com/michael.j.campbell.395

Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/michaelJcampbell63

Mark McD
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Beautiful croci everyone!  Wish we had some here ;)

We just had two days of surprisingly warm snow-melting temperatures (50 F, 15 C) after a solid deep freeze, but there's still 2-1/2' (75 cm) of snow out there.  Tomorrow, we're back into the deep freeze.  The first crocus to bloom for me is invariably C. vitellinus, so once the impressive snow-pack melts away, I expect that species to bloom first, along with snowdrops.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Michael J Campbell
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Crocus chrysanthus Zenith.
Crocus chrysanthus nr Edesson
Crocus Heuffelianus  Dark eyes.

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

http://www.facebook.com/michael.j.campbell.395

Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/michaelJcampbell63

Paul T
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Dark Eyes in particular is excellent!  Thanks Michael.

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.

WimB
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Some Crocusses which are flowering here now:

Crocus vernus subsp. vernus var. heuffelianus 'Carpatian Wonder' (twice)
and Crocus vernus subsp. vernus var. heuffelianus 'Dark Eyes' (seen from another viewing point than Michael's.)

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

Paul T
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Wim,

'Dark Eyes' is just amazing!!  What a colour. :o

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.

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

Last year I showed an anomalous 10-petaled flower on Crocus biflorus ssp. isauricus.  Evidently, this is a common occurrence, and was given the assurance that the flowers will be normal in subsequent years.  I also saw photos in the forums of other crocus species with aberrant polypetalous flowers.  

Here's my photo from spring 2010 showing the 10-petaled C. biflorus ssp. isauricus.

Here's the same plant taken today; to my surprise is remains polypetalus, but this year with 14 petals!

I wonder is this particular bulb will remain multi-petaled, there are a couple of "double-flowered" cultivars that exist.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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deesen
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Been feeding it steroids Mark? ;D

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Mark McD
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deesen wrote:

Been feeding it steroids Mark? ;D

Nope, but I do whisper sweet nothings nothings to my plants. ;)

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

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