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Catwheazle

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unknown autum crocus
« on: October 11, 2022, 03:02:57 PM »
Hello, can someone tell me what kind of crocus this could be?
Was probably present with C. ligustcus and now flowers at the same time as it.
I looked at different autumn crocuses and i think salzmannii come close :-(

Please help
thanks
Bernd










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Re: unknown autum crocus
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2022, 05:57:51 PM »
Looks like a C. longiflorus, Bernd.
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Catwheazle

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Re: unknown autum crocus
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2022, 07:40:16 AM »
The riddle has been solved. It is probably the commercial form of C. ligusticus infected
with a virus. This was confirmed to me by several competent sources :-(
I will destroy the plant with a heavy heart.

greetings
Bernd

Yet another reason to go to the trouble of growing from seed...
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