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Hans A.

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« Reply #45 on: January 26, 2009, 07:55:46 AM »
Fred -  a beautiful picture of your Colchicum luteum - is it in flower in the open now? It is very early, isn`t it?
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« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2009, 08:06:37 AM »
Yes hans,
it's in flower now, last year 20/01, and in 2007 : 15/01 !
Winter was cold but it's warmer now and a lot of bulbs are growing quickly, outside and in the frame.
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« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2009, 08:15:19 AM »
Thanks Fred - so could be a wonderful/strange sight together with Sternbergia candida ::) Should try to grow this species here...
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« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2009, 12:47:35 PM »
Thank you Mark Tony and Fred for the pics. Mine luteum are always under ground in the garden;
Tony, is your Colchicum perhaps szovitzii  ( page 8 of this thread, reply 112)?
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« Reply #49 on: January 26, 2009, 01:27:14 PM »
Dominique

no it is not C.szovitsii, I tried the key in Flora of Turkey and it did not fit. In any case its growing conditions were completly wrong.i found it on a dry hillside and C. szovitsii grows almost sumberged in water at flowering time.
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« Reply #50 on: January 26, 2009, 01:46:42 PM »
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I grow Sternbergia candida outdoors in the garden and it has not frozen (-11). Leaves have to day 3cm over the ground
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« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2009, 07:12:57 PM »
Thank you Mark Tony and Fred for the pics. Mine luteum are always under ground in the garden;
Tony, is your Colchicum perhaps szovitzii  ( page 8 of this thread, reply 112)?

Mine is always underground too Dom-in a pot, I can never get it to flower.
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« Reply #52 on: January 26, 2009, 07:29:14 PM »
Here is my Colchicum hungaricum albiflorum, I posted this  last week with only one flower showing.

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« Reply #53 on: January 26, 2009, 07:50:49 PM »
Lovely Michael, and a cracking picture as well.
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« Reply #54 on: January 26, 2009, 09:00:48 PM »
I think everyone in to bulbs should grow C. hungaricum. I used to have the pink one but since planting it out there has been no sign of it.

I have a Colchicum roaming/running across one of my troughs. I only noticed it in flower when the sun was about to set. Does anyone know it? I can spare some in the summer if you remind me
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« Reply #55 on: January 26, 2009, 09:18:45 PM »
Nice little Colchicum Mark.

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« Reply #56 on: January 26, 2009, 09:19:57 PM »
Michael make a note in your diary to remind me
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« Reply #57 on: January 26, 2009, 09:40:12 PM »
Anthony, this is from the heat of the sun today. Do you have a sunny area of your garden? I bought an aluminium stage from B&Q, very cheap, and have it straddled over a raised bed when choice plants can see the sun.
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« Reply #58 on: January 28, 2009, 07:21:12 PM »
Colchicum szovitsii has finally decided to grow and open
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« Reply #59 on: January 28, 2009, 07:44:36 PM »
A particularly nice white flower with green bits you have there, Mark! ;)
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