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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2009, 03:16:18 PM »
I can't find the old Colchicum thread so I am opening a new one.

The first spring colchicum here.

Colchicum hungaricum albiflorum.


I think it is a bit too soon for talk of Spring, Michael (  :o 8)) ....so I have merged your page with the existing Colchicum thread and re-named it!
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« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2009, 12:21:55 PM »
Well, some more pic !!
From Colchicum pusillum, Crete.

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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2009, 10:25:10 AM »
Hi Fred!
Very late for Colchicum pusillum - is it sooo late each year?
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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2009, 11:18:49 AM »
Very narrow foliage for pusillum.
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« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2009, 12:49:36 PM »
Now then, Friends, here is a Colchicum puzzle for you..... A forumist in the Southern hemisphere was given bulbs from a friend to grow and identify but is having trouble doing so..... an experience I can certainly sympathise with regarding Colchicum!!
Some progress has been made in that some years ago our friend found that the original collector of these bulbs was Henning Chrisstiansen, who remembered sending, "DownUnder" some bulbs collected Puerto del Pico Western Spain on April 5th 1971.  Trouble is how to indentify them!
" I have a tiny corm about half  an inch long ( 13mm ) that has flowered and set seed which I am now growing. The next one is up in size but the tiny flowers pale pink--- I can't tell the difference. There wasa coll. no. HC1051 --Henning thought the first one was lusitanicum but I cannot see any faint chequering..  According to my information lusitanicum  is 4-6cm long Anther deep yellow style short and pale. Leaves appear in winter. But all my flowers are very small and short.
 The other numbers are ABS4362  WC 2080  -- can anyone help with an idea of who these collectors ABS and WC were/are?  And has anyone ID  for these collection numbers ? "

Here's hoping some one on the Forum can help!

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« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2009, 05:16:06 PM »
Thoams,
It's not in flower now !! ;D
Picture was taken on october!
Anthony,
I think C. pusillum has narrow leaves no ?
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« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2009, 07:33:01 PM »
Maggi, ABS stands for Archibald, Blanchard and Salmon.
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« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2009, 11:12:36 PM »
Thoams,
It's not in flower now !! ;D
Picture was taken on october!
Anthony,
I think C. pusillum has narrow leaves no ?
See top of this page Fred.
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« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2009, 06:58:28 PM »
My Colchicum hirsutum were flatten by heavy rain over night.

One bulb of C. hungaricum is producing many flowers
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« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2009, 06:59:36 PM »
No matter how hard I try, I can't get it to rain in my greenhouse. ::)
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« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2009, 07:08:46 PM »
I can,it drips in everywhere in spite of my best efforts to stop it.

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« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2009, 07:45:08 PM »
They were outside.

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« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2009, 09:11:41 PM »
Very floriferous C. hungaricum Mark !!
Good value !
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« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2009, 09:26:06 PM »
I just realised I posted these in the wrong place. It's now 2009. doh!
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« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2009, 10:35:36 PM »
No you didn't Mark. You're brave growing these outside.
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