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Janis Ruksans

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Re: Crocus autumn - 2020
« Reply #75 on: October 29, 2020, 05:34:23 AM »
I raised this Crocus from seed as Crocus adanensis.  It has just flowered.  Can someone please identify this Fall flowering species?

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Without knowing corm tunics, very difficult to identify. May be kotschyanus leucopharynx?
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Re: Crocus autumn - 2020
« Reply #76 on: October 31, 2020, 09:33:23 PM »
Crocus are very very late this year
Crocus hatayensis (KPEH form after discussion with Janis) and Crocus goulimyi
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Re: Crocus autumn - 2020
« Reply #77 on: November 01, 2020, 07:29:24 AM »
Crocus vallicola from Artvin
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Crocus vallicola Blushing Marmot selected by Henrik Zetterlund starts white but during few days "blush" to light violet

Beautiful Janis, in particular I really like the Blushing Marmot“.. Fortunately, your Artvin strain bears some blushing ones, too. This year I managed to take a photo of one doing so (colouration was even stronger on the outside), although not as dramatically as the marmot. I’m very grateful for having received this lovely plant. Just a shame my vallicolas did flower one after the other this year, so I could not cross-pollinate. Hope for some seeds through selfing though.
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Re: Crocus autumn - 2020
« Reply #78 on: November 01, 2020, 05:54:24 PM »
Two compilations of  Crocus serotinus variability from Fernando Ureña Plaza - the  first  from the   Madrid  area, and the  second  from Pinalle del Valle

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Re: Crocus autumn - 2020
« Reply #79 on: November 06, 2020, 08:24:17 PM »
Crocus cartwrightianus albus
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Re: Crocus autumn - 2020
« Reply #80 on: November 07, 2020, 12:25:24 PM »
Most important now is removing of old flowers. On the first picture one such not seen in time flower with penicillium mould - if it will be left, infection could reach and kill corm.
Crocus hatayensis is the last bloomer in C. kotschyanus group - here you can see form received from Erich Pasche and from type gathering pictured in cloudy day, so you can see well developed new leaves.
From speciosus group the latest are C. sakariensis (just finished) and C. cf. hellenicus from Varnakovo (on pictures) - by flower it resembles Turkish brachyphilus, blooming much earlier and is easy separable by striped cataphylls (last picture). Similar cataphylls has C. zubovii from Iran (SE coast of Caspian Sea)
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Re: Crocus autumn - 2020
« Reply #81 on: November 07, 2020, 07:27:59 PM »
Crocus cartwrightianus albus
Another white Crocus cartwrightianus from Naxos Island, Greece
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Re: Crocus autumn - 2020
« Reply #82 on: November 07, 2020, 11:03:03 PM »
Janis

With a dark throat?
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Re: Crocus autumn - 2020
« Reply #83 on: November 08, 2020, 06:19:05 AM »
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With a dark throat?
Cultivar alba has light throat as on your picture, those with dark throat (few different clones) were collected last autumn on Naxos Island. You can see more on my Facebook entries.
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Re: Crocus autumn - 2020
« Reply #84 on: November 08, 2020, 06:33:42 AM »
Some crocuses from Israel and Jordania, which bloomed last week - in general earlier than usually.
Crocus hyemalis ILOP-015 from Israel
Much earlier than usually bloomed Crocus moabiticus from near Madaba, Jordania. Its flowers widely opened in sun allowing good hand-pollination.
Crocus ochroleucus from Israel - Massada, Golan Heights, alt. 1050 m is a little similar to kotschyanus, but corms are much smaller and cormlets almost only poppy-seed size.
Corms of Crocus ochroleucus cultivar 'Dalton White' selected by Oron Peri this year was so tiny (largest around 3 mm in diameter) that I didn't hope to see any flower, but one of them bloomed.
Crocus veneris this year blooms unusually early. It is species endemic to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus where it igrow in stony or grassy places in scrub. It flowers there in Autumn and early Winter and is little difficult in cultivation where it usually makes its cheery, star-shaped flowers only from December onwards with me - this season its blooming already approximates end.
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Re: Crocus autumn - 2020
« Reply #85 on: November 08, 2020, 10:23:00 PM »
Crocus hyemalis, aleppicus and veneris from Oron's seeds
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Re: Crocus autumn - 2020
« Reply #86 on: November 09, 2020, 05:32:37 AM »
Yesterdays sun allowed to make some more pictures of last crocuses, but main job is deleting of old flowers from Crocus and Cyclamen pots. This morning we had first night frost in this autumn - so ahead last watering of pots and wintering of watering systems up to spring. Bulbs rooted excellently - even those Allium and Tulipa potted only 2 weeks ago show white root tips through pots bottom holes.
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Re: Crocus autumn - 2020
« Reply #87 on: November 11, 2020, 07:43:26 AM »
Today - greatest event in my life of current year - finally I saw published the result of last three winters job - In Search of Hidden Treasures. It is Latvian version of Buried Treasures but not translation - completely new book with 550 colour pictures dispersed on 396 pages, printed on superb quality here in Latvia. One chapter dedicated just for search of crocuses, but crocuses goes through all chapters as they went through my life. Books price is 15,- Euro + postage costs and if someone wants it, you can write me to my e-mail  janis.bulb@hawk.lv
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Re: Crocus autumn - 2020
« Reply #88 on: November 11, 2020, 02:07:01 PM »
Congratulations, Janis!  Another  milestone  in your  career  in print!
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Re: Crocus autumn - 2020
« Reply #89 on: November 11, 2020, 04:58:11 PM »
Crocus laevigatus in the greenhouse, i sown many pots form different sources, now it's time to select the best forms.
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