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Janis Ruksans

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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2021, 02:51:06 PM »
Two days ago we had minus 22 C, yesterday minus 3 and I took off winter cover from my beds in greenhouse. Today garden still is full with snow, temperature outside +5, in greenhouse +8 C. Checked plantings - a lot of crocuses started blooming but due lacking of sun stay in buds. Unpleasant surprise observed for the first time was Fusarium nivale - started on cataphylls and killed leaves going down to corm. Fortunately only some 15-20 plants had such damage, what is 0.000... percents of planted number.
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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2021, 02:56:31 PM »
And some crocuses - the first two pictures could be Crocus iranicus as sample comes from locality not very distant from its locus classicus, but identity still is not checked.
Then surprisingly early blooming Crocus atticus from locality just near Athens
And as last is Crocus mysius - looks just as mysius, but collected quite far from locus classicus at place where according HKEP another species must grow.
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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2021, 08:16:03 PM »
Really beautiful crocusses, Janis

The wheather here has changed from dutch winter, -10C at night and skating last weekend to +15C this weekend. Today crocus angustofolius, fleischeri and biflorus where in a hurry. A nice surprise.
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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2021, 08:20:55 PM »
Some actual pictures of C.tommasinianus from the meadow near to our meadow garden:
The unusual warm weather (up to 20) was the reason for this opulent flowering.
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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #34 on: February 26, 2021, 09:43:20 PM »
My favourite seedling this year.




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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #35 on: February 26, 2021, 10:53:01 PM »
Crocuses are flowering everywhere in the garden, photos accumulate on the computer but are few ones.

Crocus olivieri ssp. balansae
Crocus concinnus
Crocus chrysanthus 'Goldilocks'
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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2021, 03:46:54 PM »
Flowering now, Crocus cvijicii (or should I now say C. gramensis?) ex Mt. Vermion, from seed from the late Marcus Harvey, sown October 2015.
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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2021, 05:41:13 PM »
Flowering now, Crocus cvijicii (or should I now say C. gramensis?) ex Mt. Vermion, from seed from the late Marcus Harvey, sown October 2015.
Well done Matt!
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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #38 on: February 28, 2021, 08:41:53 PM »
I've been browsing this thread getting steadily more envious! Finally we had some nice spring sunshine allowing the Crocus to open before they get flattened by wind and rain.



'Yalta'



not sure which this is - maybe Cream Beauty?

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C. flavus I think - it was here when I moved in.

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again no label, but very pretty!

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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #39 on: February 28, 2021, 08:53:55 PM »


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Crocus sieberi f. tricolor (or whatever it's called these days).

... just checked and it seems to be sublimis 'Tricolor' at the moment?
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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2021, 08:58:18 PM »


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I don't know what this white crocus is - another commercial clone I expect - but it's very lovely.



Crocus heuffelianus
'Shock Wave'

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Crocus tommasinianus 'Claret', from Susan Band.



Crocus heuffelianus

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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2021, 09:06:21 PM »
Lovely pictures Tristan. I've got Yalta open here and love the silvery petal backs. Yours looks nice against the rock.
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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2021, 09:27:37 PM »
Hi Gail yes, it's like two crocus for the price of one. Most of them have to be quite carefully sited where they can catch spring sunshine but this one is a bit more forgiving.

Matt I love your cvijicii!

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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2021, 07:39:46 AM »
Tristan, C.tommasinianus 'Claret' is very nice colour! Different forms of C.heuffelianus are my favourites now. I have hoped to get seeds from mine, but they have never had seed pods, so far,
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Re: Crocus Year 2021
« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2021, 08:31:51 AM »
I just cross pollinated mine Leena. It's still quite early for insects (though a few bees have been around lately). I really like heuffelianus too and it seems to be establishing here. It does seem to do best in quite a sunny spot though.

 


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