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Diane Whitehead

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Seed to flower
« on: April 24, 2024, 08:52:36 PM »
I have pots of crocus seedlings from the 2018 Crocus Group list.

None has flowered yet.  How long does it usually take?

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Re: Seed to flower
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2024, 09:26:11 PM »
Crocus tommasinianus can flowering in the third Spring. First Spring, would be when they put up a leaf for the first time.

Vernus types take longer, 5+ Springs.

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Re: Seed to flower
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2024, 10:08:06 PM »
These are various species:  matthewii, robertianus, veluchensis and lots more.
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Re: Seed to flower
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2024, 06:30:14 PM »
I agree that C.tommasinianus is quite fast, 3-4 years here. C.veluchensis hasn't flowered yet and it was sown 2019.
C.abantensis was sown the same year, and the ones I planted outside two years ago, are flowering, another pot outside vanished, and two pots in the greenhouse haven't flowered yet.
Perhaps I don't fertilize them enough in pots, and in the ground they get more nutrients, though also it is riskier (because of winters).
Leena from south of Finland

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Re: Seed to flower
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2024, 08:18:55 PM »
Diane, for any species, three years is good, most will take four or five years  to flower. Where there's life - there's hope!
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