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galanthophile

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Crocus ID please?
« on: March 10, 2007, 05:45:19 PM »
I have these 2 lovely crocus in my garden. Can you help me with their names please?
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Re: Crocus ID please?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2007, 06:12:50 PM »
The top small purple is Crocus minimus and the lower may be C. chrysanthus `Advance' but someone else will either confirm or deny that one. I would have thought `Advance' was a little stronger coloured.
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Re: Crocus ID please?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2007, 06:13:53 PM »
Where is Thomas lately? I hope Chris is still OK.
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2007, 06:31:39 PM »
Thanks Lesley - minimus makes sense. This is what I thought was minimus but is probably a cultivar. The first plant I posted is so tiny that the name fits it much better!
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Re: Crocus ID please?
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2007, 08:57:41 PM »
I was confident with minimus Ann because it's so distinctive. There's no other like it at all. One of my very favourites. The last pic could perhaps be  C. chrysanthus`Ladykiller' but maybe another. There are a few similar to that. Thomas, (or Tony) where art thou?

I'm still looking for `Kittiwake.' Any takers?
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Re: Crocus ID please?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2007, 11:27:53 AM »
Hi Ann - Lesley always gave the answer for minimus and Ladykiller!
But the yellow one with the soft blue hint is NOT Advance.
In fact I don't know any cultivar looking like this - maybe it's a seedling???
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Re: Crocus ID please?
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2007, 03:55:38 PM »
The purple and white one is Ladykiller! I've had the bronze one for quite some time. I keep a list of all my plants too - how embarrassing!
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