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Anthony Darby

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Re: Colchicums Early 2009
« Reply #120 on: March 07, 2009, 10:32:36 AM »
Lovely pics guys. Thanks for sharing them. ;D I like the clumps of the varied Colchicum szovitsii etc. I like that little Colchicum mirzovae  too Mark. Do you grow that in a trough too? I'm beginning to be brave and put more outside. I think the secret must be very free draining gritty compost?
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Re: Colchicums Early 2009
« Reply #121 on: March 07, 2009, 11:04:18 AM »
[/Thomas - this must be the clump in Erich Pasche 's garden ?

You're right, Otto  :-*
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Re: Colchicums Early 2009
« Reply #122 on: March 11, 2009, 10:50:07 PM »
(I've already posted this to the Southern Hemisphere Thread but thought I'd repeat it here)
Hi everyone, Otto has asked me to post some pics for him;
first some colchicums:
Colchicum "Violet Queen"
111016-0

Colchicum davisii from Greece
111018-1

And one he got as Colchicum liparochiadys
111020-2
he got it as seed from the Moscow Botanic Gardens in 1968 labelled Colchicum liparochiadys Woronow ex Czerniak but can't verify the name; can any aficionados please help?
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fermi on behalf of Otto.
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Re: Colchicums Early 2009
« Reply #123 on: March 12, 2009, 04:01:36 AM »
Would someone please confirm or deny Colchicum autumnale for mine, posted above please. I can't believe no one knows it! :)
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Colchicums Early 2009
« Reply #124 on: March 16, 2009, 04:28:41 PM »
Two Colchicum enjoying the sun of yesterday
1. Colchicum trigynum (or as some might say Merendera trigyna)
2. Colchicum hungaricum 'Velebit Star'
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Re: Colchicums Early 2009
« Reply #125 on: March 22, 2009, 08:20:14 PM »
Perhaps someone would be so kind as to give me a correct name for this little colchicum, bearing in mind that we are just starting autumn and this is the first. It was rescued with 30 brothers and sisters from a paddock a year ago, in flower and the patch where it came from is in full flower now. I'm assuming it is probably C. autumnale as where its parent patch is, was once an old farmhouse, long gone now but various plants are still in what was the garden. It is unlikely that anything more exotic than C. autumnale was growing here perhaps 100 or more years ago.


Sorry, Lesley.... I had been looking at your pictures and I was  undecided...... now I'm jumping off the fence and saying that I think these are Colchicum byzantinum ..... "ye olde hybrid"  known for hundreds of years in the trade ....  the styles with the shepherd's crook purple  tips are the giveaway.
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Re: Colchicums Early 2009
« Reply #126 on: March 22, 2009, 10:28:14 PM »
Really Maggi? Well that's quite exciting for me. I've not seen byzantinum before. I'll zip out and put a label on it. There are a dozen or so out now, quite pale pink as they emerge, with deeper tips, then opening to a nice pinky/purple. Unfortunately a certain large dog has taken to using the patch as a toilet. I've applied cayenne pepper.
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Re: Colchicums Early 2009
« Reply #127 on: April 06, 2009, 06:06:23 AM »
Just posting some pics from Otto which I've already posted to the "April in the SH" thread,
"Now for some colchicums,
A C. speciosum with a large white centre,
119738-0

C. polyphyllum,
119740-1
C. lusitanicum,
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And lastly one he got as C. troodii (=C. decaisnei) JJA Seed 2002, col. HATAY, Turkey.
119744-3
But which Otto thinks is definately not C. decaisnei as it has very long stigmas and a pale line down the centre of each tepal - is it C. cilicicum? I'll also post this to the ID section.
cheers
fermi on behalf of Otto."
And from our Redesdale garden, here's the first flower up on Colchicum bivonae grown from AGS Seedex many years ago!
119746-4

119748-5
cheers
fermi

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Re: Colchicums Early 2009
« Reply #128 on: April 06, 2009, 12:39:40 PM »
Sorry , Fermi -your bivonae {syn. bowlesianum ] is certainly not that species , it is
a larger species ,deeper in colour -tesselated with a white centre.
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Re: Colchicums Early 2009
« Reply #129 on: April 08, 2009, 03:34:04 AM »
Sorry , Fermi -your bivonae {syn. bowlesianum ] is certainly not that species , it is
a larger species ,deeper in colour -tesselated with a white centre.
Thanks, Otto, after posting the pic I read Marcus's description in his new seedlist and realised that it didn't fit the picture. Any suggestions as to what it might be? C. corsicum?
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fermi
P.S. if anyone wants a copy of Marcus Harvey's seedlist (yes, he will post to overseas) please send me a PM.
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Re: Colchicums Early 2009
« Reply #130 on: April 19, 2009, 04:37:46 PM »
Here is the Fermi's first colchicum taken yesterday from Lake Abant
C. speciosum syn bornmüelleri  Abant
C. szovitsii almost in the water!


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Re: Colchicums Early 2009
« Reply #131 on: July 11, 2009, 02:20:27 PM »
Super !!

This is the never ending story  ;D
Fall is comming .... 8)
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Re: Colchicums Early 2009
« Reply #132 on: January 14, 2011, 01:08:32 AM »
Yes Maggie C.lusitanicum  HC 1051 is very faintly chequered.  Rosy pink 4to6cm anthers dp yellow, Style short and pale.    Leaves appear in winter.

 


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