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mark smyth

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« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2009, 06:30:32 PM »
Anyone know this Crocus? It looks like a pale sieberi tricolor. I have borrowed the image from Jim Almonds web site
http://freespace.virgin.net/almond.jim/
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« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2009, 07:48:48 PM »
Like a version of sieberi sublimis tricolor but creamy where it is white. It looks utterly delicious, whatever it is Mark.
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« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2009, 08:11:01 PM »
Delish and I want it ::)
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« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2009, 06:12:09 AM »
Not quite the striking contrast of the tricolor, but very nice.  My seeds from the tricolor I harvested this season are suddenly looking more interesting?  ;D

Given I had a few sieberi out at the same time (although most were the other side of the crocus garden), it will be interesting to see whether there is anything different in there. :D
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« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2009, 12:43:11 PM »
Anyone know this Crocus? It looks like a pale sieberi tricolor. I have borrowed the image from Jim Almonds web site
http://freespace.virgin.net/almond.jim/

Mark, It is sieberi tricolor, but commercial "joke" - you can met such pictures in most large catalogues (blue and red daffodils etc., etc.)
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« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2009, 12:50:41 PM »
Janis this photo was taken at an alpine show in England

I agree some web sites and catalogues show photos that have been doctored
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« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2009, 01:15:46 PM »
The first clone of C sieberi Tricolor that I obtained has a tendancy to look paler on the inside as the flowers age.  As this is a show pic it may well be  a pot that was 'put on cold hold' for the big day.  Also likely to have been under artificial lights which can distort colours a bit ... although I don't thikn it is that far off.

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« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2009, 05:51:53 PM »
I have emailed Jim but no reply so far
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« Reply #38 on: November 10, 2009, 01:12:00 PM »
I'm excited right now. I've just been in the green house and find there is a yellow flower with orange bases coming up in on of my laevigatus pots. Is there a yellow laevigatus. Would an albino be white?
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« Reply #39 on: November 10, 2009, 02:34:11 PM »
Here it is. I'll try for better photos tomorrow
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« Reply #40 on: November 10, 2009, 04:11:48 PM »
Brian Mathew mentions a cream laevigatus in his book. I dont collect seeds so could a yellow seedling come from normal parents? Genetics would suggest both parents would need to carry the recessive gene. If Crocus follow similar genetics to birds.
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« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2009, 04:25:29 PM »
There are (at least) a couple of clones of Crocus laevigatus with yellow outers in cultivation.  I suspect there are many many more in the wild :)

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« Reply #42 on: November 10, 2009, 05:21:07 PM »
Thanks Tony.
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« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2009, 07:44:59 PM »
Yours Mark, looks just like one I had from Marcus Harvey as "gold-backed" laevigatus. I thought "gold" was a bit optomistic, but it is very pretty never-the-less.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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« Reply #44 on: November 10, 2009, 08:16:49 PM »
Lesley has your one gone to Crocus heaven?
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