I have never considered planting malyi but now I see I have to change my mind!
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
Never heard of malyi...but then we have limited access locally to funky crocus species.
All of mine are now under 4-6" of fresh snow.....just as well with the temp down to -6 C and 50 km winds! Guess it will be another week before this latest snow melts.
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
1800 mm precipitation per year
We're doing a little better than that here, with crocus blooming a week or more early... No unusual species, but a joy for us to see, nonetheless! :)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
Both the blue and yellow seem to differ from any colors I have. Have tried several cultivars to have early ones and different colors.
Well it hit 16 C today and the crocus responded! Here are some selections of C. tommasinianus...Lilac Beauty, Barr's Purple and Ruby Giant. The Barr's Purple self-seeded in the lawn.
First C. chrysanthus selection...Saturnus.
There you see, you will catch me up, Todd. Don't think we will have 16C for a while!The lawn seems to be green too. The tommasinianus selections look like mine which I have no name of.
More open today...C. X hybridus 'Jeanne D'Arc', C. etruscus, C. minimus and C. chrysanthus 'Advance'
Todd, I liked the Lilac Beauty, one I'm not familiar with, it is a beauty. Always like seeing C. etruscus, such a classic shape and coloration on this one. I have tried C. minimus, purchased at Home Depot in discount bonus-sized packages (Home Depot; a large "big box" home improvement chain for those unfamiliar with it), but they are not true to name, so I'm glad to see your photo which looks like the real thing.
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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I blundered on the ID of C. minimus...it is actually C. corsicus. Here it is with the flower closed.