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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2021, 08:10:29 AM »
Crocus yakarianus started blooming, when a cold front came and the temperatures went down to -10 °C. So I decided to bring the Crocus yakarianus in the house to enjoy the flower.

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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2021, 02:27:47 PM »
Crocus tauricus two clones start to flower.
thx to Janis for this beatuful plants :-)



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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2021, 05:51:00 PM »
Crocus corsicus, on the island it'll bloom in 3-4 weeks.
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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2021, 05:54:26 PM »
Crocus seisumsiana
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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2021, 08:22:17 PM »
Tony, It is not alexandrii! C. alexandrii never has yellow throat.
Thank you Janis - you are right.  It's a biflorus seedling from the days when half of them were called 'isauricus'  ::)    I realised my mistake yesterday when I brought the plants indoors for some warm and picture taking.   Now there are other forms in flower too.

I was fooled by the almost entirely dark outer petals which Lesely's form also has.  It's just starting to flower now - hopefully pictures follow soon.

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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2021, 08:25:10 PM »
Especially interesting is ex atticus!
There are three shoots in this pot this year - I live in hope of increase!

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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2021, 09:23:42 PM »
Lots f different forms of Crocus sieberi are at their best in the Welsh west coast sunshine this week   SOooo much variation both of the outer petal markings and the inner ones too.   A selection here including a pure white seedling that seems to be increasing and one with very dark outers and a nice notch on the inners, also looking good for increase this year.   Each of the last two are in a pot where others from the same sowing have different markings.  I will separate them in the summer.

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« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2021, 09:25:50 PM »
More variation in Crocus sieberi .... and promise of more to come as not only my paintbrush but also the bees have been busy :)

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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2021, 09:34:51 PM »
Crocus cvijicii.  I have several pots of this now and it usually sets some seed so as the number of flowers increases I am confident there will be more seed to come.
Crocus danfordiae.  A burnished gold form with grey stippling on the outside which comes easily from seed.  It's half way in size between the other danfordiae I grow and Crocus chrysanthus and given it's relative vigour I wonder if it's a hybrid of cultivation ..... but then it's uniform which suggests not.  Thoughts anyone?    I raised the original plant from seed a few generations back.
Crocus tommasinianus 'Wandering Minstrel' a gift from John Grimshaw maybe 25 years ago.  It increases well and does ok in the garden as one might expect.
On the warmest day of the year so far (it's gone cold again now) the massed crocuses were looking pretty fine :)

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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2021, 01:52:57 PM »
Crocus cvijicii.  I have several pots of this now and it usually sets some seed so as the number of flowers increases I am confident there will be more seed to come.
I'm not sure, and still not officially published, but it seems that Greek cvijicii will be renamed as new species C. gramensis. I have "cvijicii" from Mt. Grammos and it looks identical with other deep yellow "cvijicii" from Greece. This year I hope to see my own gatherings of cvijicii from Mt. Seli in bloom. If they will be same as sample from Grammos - then most of Greek cvijicii must be renamed and as true cvijicii will remain plants from N. Macedonia, locus classicus of cvijicii, with pale yellow to almost white flowers.
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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2021, 06:26:20 AM »
The Crocus cvijicii Rainbow Gold inspires with its unusual colors.




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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2021, 08:07:06 PM »
A watercolor!

Crocus tommasinianus a more common one under shiny weather
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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2021, 05:36:38 PM »
First post ever.
Really enjoying the sun and so is crocus danfordiae. Might be ‘just dutch stock’ but I like them.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures.

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« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2021, 05:41:47 PM »
Ok learning.




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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2021, 08:01:23 AM »
Crocus danfordiae.  A burnished gold form with grey stippling on the outside which comes easily from seed.  It's half way in size between the other danfordiae I grow and Crocus chrysanthus and given it's relative vigour I wonder if it's a hybrid of cultivation ..... but then it's uniform which suggests not.  Thoughts anyone?    I raised the original plant from seed a few generations back.
F-1 hybrids can be uniform, saw their seeds and check how seedlings will look. In good conditions danfordiae will bloom in 3rd year.
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