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Author Topic: COMPILATION OF CROCUS CHRYSANTHUS/BIFLORUS CULTIVARS  (Read 75742 times)


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Re: COMPILATION OF CROCUS CHRYSANTHUS/BIFLORUS CULTIVARS
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 07:41:57 AM »
White/blue WITHOUT yellow throat:

'Major' - biflorus ssp alexandri–

Petals with pointed tips, outer petals dark-blue with a sharply delimited white margin,
yellow anthers, does set seed, tube white.
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Re: COMPILATION OF CROCUS CHRYSANTHUS/BIFLORUS CULTIVARS
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 07:44:23 AM »
‘Kittiwake’

– Petals with pointed tips, outer petals blue with a sharply delimited white margin, yellow anthers,
tube violet-blue, generally smaller than ‘Major’ and with softer colour.
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Re: COMPILATION OF CROCUS CHRYSANTHUS/BIFLORUS CULTIVARS
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010, 07:46:04 AM »
‘Ladykiller’

– White petals with pointed tips and a dark-blue blotch – diffused border to the white margin.
Whitish, defective anthers. Plants from trade are often virused and have deformed flowers,
like seen in the photo below. Has never set seed in my garden.
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Re: COMPILATION OF CROCUS CHRYSANTHUS/BIFLORUS CULTIVARS
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2010, 07:48:34 AM »
‘Prins Claus’

– Petals white, broad and rounded with dark-blue blotch on the outside,
anthers whitish and defective, but does set seed with pollen from other plants.
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Re: COMPILATION OF CROCUS CHRYSANTHUS/BIFLORUS CULTIVARS
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2010, 07:50:19 AM »
‘Fairy’ – biflorus ssp weldenii

- Petals with pointed tips, outside speckled soft-blue, dark-blue basal blotch.
Has never set seeds in my garden.
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2010, 07:52:17 AM »
‘Skyline’

 – White petals with 5-7 blue stripes on the outside and a grey-bluish basal-blotch,
whitish defective anthers, but does set seed with other plants’ pollen.
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Re: COMPILATION OF CROCUS CHRYSANTHUS/BIFLORUS CULTIVARS
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2010, 07:55:16 AM »
‘Miss Vain’/ex ‘Purity’ – biflorus ssp weldenii

- Pure white with a soft grey-bluish basal blotch, pointed outer petals,
has never set seed in my garden. The name ‘Miss Vain’ was not accepted by the KAVB,
so the plant was named ‘Purity’ until 1991 when ‘Miss Vain’ was finally accepted.
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2010, 07:56:36 AM »
‘Albus’ – biflorus ssp weldenii

- Pure white with rounded outer petals, sets lots of seeds.
Rarely offered, but never true – most plants from trade are in fact ‘Miss Vain’.
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Re: COMPILATION OF CROCUS CHRYSANTHUS/BIFLORUS CULTIVARS
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2010, 07:58:50 AM »
Flowers WITH yellow throat:

White/blue with dark stripes:


‘Argenteus’ – biflorus ssp biflorus

- White petals with a soft-blue hint, 3 dark purple stripes running down into the stem, sets lots of seeds.
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Re: COMPILATION OF CROCUS CHRYSANTHUS/BIFLORUS CULTIVARS
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2010, 08:00:36 AM »
‘Parkinsonii’ – biflorus ssp biflorus

- White petals with a soft-yellowish hint, 3 purple stripes – brighter than in ‘Argenteus’, sets lots of seeds.
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Re: COMPILATION OF CROCUS CHRYSANTHUS/BIFLORUS CULTIVARS
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2010, 08:01:57 AM »
‘Snowbunting’

– White petals, with a soft-yellow hint on the outside and 5-7 long violet-purple stripes, never sets seed in my garden
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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2010, 08:04:22 AM »
‘White Beauty’

– White petals with dark purple blotch and stripes on the base of the outside,
stripes much shorter than in ‘Snowbunting’. Has a good seed set.
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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2010, 08:05:33 AM »
‘White Triumphator’

– White petals with blue stripes on the outside, throat brighter than in ‘White Beauty’.
Anthers defective, but does set seed with other plants' pollen.
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Re: COMPILATION OF CROCUS CHRYSANTHUS/BIFLORUS CULTIVARS
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2010, 08:07:02 AM »
‘Serevan’ – biflorus ssp adamii

- Bright blue, elongated petals with 3 dark purple stripes going down into the stem, has some seeds from time to time.
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