Crocus

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Alisdair

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Re: Crocus
« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2012, 11:44:34 AM »
No it was that blue, but had only just opened. Last Tues, before I left UK, it had been fully open for at least a week and was rather more purple but still a very deep colour (I had picked it out specially!); also from S Peloponnese.
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Alisdair

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Re: Crocus
« Reply #46 on: February 15, 2012, 09:36:19 AM »
I have moved Ina's nice picture of a good white form of the very crocus-like Romulea bulbocodium to a new Romulea thread here.
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anita

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« Reply #47 on: March 31, 2012, 04:03:44 AM »
Much admired crocus grower and garden writer Augustus Bowles wrote about the joy of going down to his flowerbeds each day to see what surprises he had in store in the seedling beds... I don't have seedling beds.. just a few too many pots of seeds but I'm sure that the thrill of getting your first crocus flowering from seed you've sown is just the same.
Here I've got C boryii sown in 2009. One bulb flowered last year... this year other's have added to the rush..
I must urge those with suitable climates for these autumnal crocus to try and get more by growing from seed. Now that these are flowering size they'll join others in the garden.
Dry mediterranean climate, avg annual rainfall 530mm, little or no frost. Winter minimum 1C, summer max 45C

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Fermi

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Re: Crocus - 2016
« Reply #48 on: May 06, 2016, 12:50:20 PM »
The autumn crocus are starting in our garden.
Crocus niveus x2
Crocus asturicus (syn C. serotinus salzmannii)
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Alisdair

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Re: Crocus
« Reply #49 on: May 07, 2016, 08:05:45 AM »
Lovely colour combination, with the C. asturicus - what is the ground cover?
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« Reply #50 on: May 12, 2016, 02:20:44 PM »
Lovely colour combination, with the C. asturicus - what is the ground cover?
Hi Alisdair,
It's a prostrate, shrubby Artemesia which had been known in Australia as A. schmidtiana "Nana" but that is a herbaceous species so it's possible that ours is actually Artemesia caucasica,
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Alisdair

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Re: Crocus
« Reply #51 on: May 12, 2016, 05:09:33 PM »
Thanks, Fermi! If Artemisia caucasica could stand much heat and dryness it would be an exceptional ground cover for mediterranean bulbs.... but I should think it would need at least some water through the summer?
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« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2016, 07:00:42 AM »
Hi Alisdair,
we don't go out of the way to water it and this bit is in a part of the garden which is not watered artificially but I think it would survive better with an occasional drink over the summer.
Its major drawback is it's propensity to flower with typical dingy inflorescences which then die off to be even dingier! At which point it needs a good clipping back,
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Re: Crocus 2016
« Reply #53 on: July 10, 2016, 02:07:40 PM »
Some of the winter flowering crocus at our place:
1) Crocus imperati (? ssp imperati?)
2) exterior of C. imperati;
3) Crocus rujanensis, exterior;
4) Crocus rujanensis, interior;
5) Crocus olivieri ssp olivieri in bud;

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Re: Crocus olivieri
« Reply #54 on: July 11, 2016, 08:24:47 AM »
Fermi, I thought you might enjoy this picture I took of Crocus olivieri in the mountains of the Greek Peloponnese a few years ago:
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Fermi

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« Reply #55 on: July 11, 2016, 08:57:39 AM »
Thanks, Alisdair,
At least that means that it comes from an area that has frosts! ;D
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Fermi

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« Reply #56 on: July 16, 2016, 01:08:52 PM »
Clear and sunny today, so there is an open flower on Crocus olivierii ssp olivierii
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Charithea

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« Reply #57 on: July 16, 2016, 01:38:00 PM »
Thank you Fermi for the lovely photos. They convey coolness which for us is most desirable in the heart of Summer.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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Fermi

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« Reply #58 on: August 12, 2018, 12:17:27 PM »
This is Crocus gargaricus ssp garganicus grown from seed from Goteborg originally from seed collected in Turkey by Jim Archibald (J&JA 344090).
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« Reply #59 on: August 26, 2018, 01:37:46 PM »
Crocus minimus 'de Bavella' from Hillview Rare Plants
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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working as a physio to support my gardening habit!