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Anthony Darby

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Flowering now April 2007
« on: April 01, 2007, 07:22:16 PM »
I wonder if this is an April fool? The label in the pot says Tulipa cretica and as it's not in my handwriting and the bulbs haven't been transplanted, I'm assuming that the person from whom I bought it has mislabelled it? Any suggestions?
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Re: Flowering now April 2007
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2007, 08:00:55 PM »
Hello I was out yesterday enjoying some spring vibes, and took two pictures of some harbingers of spring here in Sweden, Hepatica nobilis, which can be grown in quite extreme conditions ( maybe hence the red foliage ) and Pulmonaria obscura which favors a more shaded and damp environment. 

 
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Re: Flowering now April 2007
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2007, 08:33:52 PM »
I wonder if this is an April fool? The label in the pot says Tulipa cretica and as it's not in my handwriting and the bulbs haven't been transplanted, I'm assuming that the person from whom I bought it has mislabelled it? Any suggestions?

Anthony, to me your Tulip looks like T. aucheriana.
But I'm not sure.
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Re: Flowering now April 2007
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2007, 08:54:38 PM »
I would expect  more yellow in the throat in T. aucheriana but I'm not sure if that is always the case.


Paul, most interesting to see the Hepatica making its home in this uncomfortable place!
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Re: Flowering now April 2007
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2007, 10:37:42 PM »
My thought was T. aucheriana too, but I can't remember what throat mine had last spring. Nice though Anthony.
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Re: Flowering now April 2007
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2007, 09:07:48 AM »
Tulipa aucheriana looks about right, but it comes from Iran and Syria, so how did it come to be sold as T. cretica? I wonder if the other plant is the same?
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Re: Flowering now April 2007
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2007, 09:11:30 AM »
Aha! The seller also sells Tulipa aucheriana, but at 50p/ bulb cheaper than cretica. >:(
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Re: Flowering now April 2007
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2007, 10:09:24 AM »
Anthony, my first thought on your tulip is Tulipa humilis.
I checked out Tulipa aucheriana and have discovered that it is generally considered to be a geographical race of humilis. It differs from the type humilis (if there is such a thing) by its smaller flowers with a less well defined central blotch.
The name Tulipa aucheriana is commonly used for commercial stocks of humilis.
I want T. cretica and have seen it listed in a recent bulb catalogue to drop through our door, I hope I get the real thing.
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Re: Flowering now April 2007
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2007, 09:20:02 PM »
This is what I photographed at Susan Tindalls as T. aucheriana
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Re: Flowering now April 2007
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2007, 09:22:40 PM »
Following the advise of Ian and Martin I bought a Corydalis on Saturday while in Dublin - I went down to look at a Tufa wall. It came unlabelled. A name would be good
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Re: Flowering now April 2007
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2007, 09:18:10 AM »
A brief spring report from Norway.
I just came back from a short trip up north and on my way I had to cross some mountain areas. Normally there should be only snow and ice to look at in the end of March, but spring are extremely early even in the mountains this year. It was a wonderful sight with melting water coming down the cliffs and Saxifraga oppositifolia hanging on the vertical stone walls along the road.





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Re: Flowering now April 2007
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2007, 10:10:51 AM »
Anthony this is what I have as T Cretica

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Re: Flowering now April 2007
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2007, 07:36:43 PM »
Here are some flowers in my garden today :

1) Degenia velibitica- flowering its heart out
2) Fibigia triquetra - almost a lookalike - not mentioned in the encyclopaedia of the AGS
3) Iberis candoleana - selfseeded - always a reliable flowerer
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Re: Flowering now April 2007
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2007, 08:02:36 PM »
They do look similar don't they Luc.
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Re: Flowering now April 2007
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2007, 08:48:45 PM »
My tulip doesn't look like yours Ian. Heigh ho. :-\
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