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Crocus 2024
« on: January 24, 2024, 06:05:43 AM »
Crocous iranicus is a very beautiful crocus. Unfortunately it blooms a bit early for German weather conditions.
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Re: Crocus 2024
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2024, 09:50:34 AM »
Great  :D
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Re: Crocus 2024
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2024, 12:57:37 PM »
Beautiful plant.

can you source seeds?
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Re: Crocus 2024
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2024, 03:10:36 PM »
Crocous iranicus is a very beautiful crocus. Unfortunately it blooms a bit early for German weather conditions.
Very nice indeed. Does it have a trace of green at the basis of the outer segments? I believe some C. iranicus have this trait, but not all.

With me the earliest crocus in my collection is C. caricus, which just opened today. Of the ones already blooming, none has any brown in the throat, which I consider a particularly appealing feature of this species (Unfortunately, I cannot attach a photo as I simply donít have time to transfer photos to my laptop and downsize them and direct smartphone upload no longer works).
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Ophrys

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Re: Crocus 2024
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2024, 06:13:02 AM »
Beautiful plant.

can you source seeds?

I hope, that they will make some seeds.

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Re: Crocus 2024
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2024, 06:15:07 AM »
Great  :D
Cicero's statement will still be correct in 2000 years, hopefully.

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Re: Crocus 2024
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2024, 06:18:25 AM »
Very nice indeed. Does it have a trace of green at the basis of the outer segments? I believe some C. iranicus have this trait, but not all.

With me the earliest crocus in my collection is C. caricus, which just opened today. Of the ones already blooming, none has any brown in the throat, which I consider a particularly appealing feature of this species (Unfortunately, I cannot attach a photo as I simply donít have time to transfer photos to my laptop and downsize them and direct smartphone upload no longer works).
I wouldn't say it's green. But with the outer blue and the inner yellow at the base it can seem that way.

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Re: Crocus 2024
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2024, 06:13:38 PM »
Very nice indeed. Does it have a trace of green at the basis of the outer segments? I believe some C. iranicus have this trait, but not all.

With me the earliest crocus in my collection is C. caricus, which just opened today. Of the ones already blooming, none has any brown in the throat, which I consider a particularly appealing feature of this species (Unfortunately, I cannot attach a photo as I simply donít have time to transfer photos to my laptop and downsize them and direct smartphone upload no longer works).

Not always caricus has brown in throat - in this aspect it is quite variable.
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Re: Crocus 2024
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2024, 07:28:55 PM »
Sadly, yes. It's not that the ones I have are not beautiful, so I shouldn't complain. But the dark throat just enhances the effect of the dark anthers so much more..

Btw, it’s quite hard to pollinate them, they are really sparing with their pollen.
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Re: Crocus 2024
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2024, 07:49:09 AM »
Janis,

I tried to register on your website. It kept rejecting my password.
Marc Rosenblum

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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

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Re: Crocus 2024
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2024, 06:15:13 AM »
The Crocus cvijicii rainbow gold is a very beautiful breed.

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Re: Crocus 2024
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2024, 09:52:30 PM »
Crocus minimus, sardinian form.
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Crocus versicolor, widespread in south of the country.

« Last Edit: February 25, 2024, 09:54:14 PM by Yann »
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Re: Crocus 2024
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2024, 06:38:35 PM »
It is interesting when white shapes appear.


Crocus 'Spring Beauty'

I think that's the name of this croc, correct me if I'm wrong.

Crocus heuffelianus


Crocus tommasinianus 'Ruby Giant'

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Re: Crocus 2024
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2024, 10:09:29 AM »
In 2015 I planted five bulbs of C.heuffelianus, some from Janis and some from Leonid Bondarenko, all a bit different, and they have been doing great here.
Increasing well but sadly I haven't gotten any seeds from them, possibly because of our weather.



About five years ago I sowed C.heuffelianus seeds from Pilous, and they are flowering now. I especially like the one with very dark tips. :)

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