Spring Crocus 2010

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Boland
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Crocus still going strong...the C. sieberi are now out..they are among the last to bloom.  Meanwhile, on the north side of the house, the tommies are just sprouting!

Below is Tricolor, Violet Queen and the beautiful Hubert Edelstein

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Hoy
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The Crocuses (or Croci??) are finished here except a few stragglers. Edelstein is new to me. Looks nice.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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Despite a very early start, the crocus season is really just getting going here!
Having said that, the Crocus sieberi 'Tricolor' are done now... accelerated by the snow.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Lori S.
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Wait!  I'm not ready to give up on crocus yet!  ;D
1) Crocus chrysanthus 'Advance'
2 - 7) Various C. chrysanthus, tomassinianus(?), vernus...
8, 9, 10)  These two common C. vernus types seem to have got together to make this intermediate form (last photo)... unless I'm forgetting what all I planted a decade ago.   (Who me???  ;D)

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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I am already longing for next spring! My crocuses are all leaves now.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Boland
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Great crocus show Lori!  Mine are all tightly closed with all the rain, drizzle and fog.  I hope to get a pic of C. sieberi 'Hubert Edelstein' with open flowers but it doesn't seem likely.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

IMYoung
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Todd wrote:

....... was that crocus chrysanthus article by Tomas Huber?  I have a copy of photo plates taken by him in an article he wrote but be darned, if I know the original source.  I use his pictures all the time to try and ID my chrysanthus and tommies.

Todd , here are a couple of links you were looking for, I think.... 8)

Thomas Huber's Crocus chrysanthus cultivar IDs : http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=5060.0

Tony Goode's Crocus Pages; Species : http://www.srgc.org.uk/genera/index.php?log=crocus

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Boland
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Thanks Ian!  I have downloaded his pics as a future reference.  Our weather has been so wet and cold this past 10 days that most chrysanthus simply rotted before they ever opened properly.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

IMYoung wrote:

Todd wrote:

....... was that crocus chrysanthus article by Tomas Huber?  I have a copy of photo plates taken by him in an article he wrote but be darned, if I know the original source.  I use his pictures all the time to try and ID my chrysanthus and tommies.

Todd , here are a couple of links you were looking for, I think.... 8)

Thomas Huber's Crocus chrysanthus cultivar IDs : http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=5060.0

Tony Goode's Crocus Pages; Species : http://www.srgc.org.uk/genera/index.php?log=crocus

Oops, I had forgotten that I had promised these links.  I have it on a ToDo list, but I need a separate ToDo list to check my ToDo list!  ::)  Thanks Ian and Maggi

PS:  Note to Hugh, I see from our non-functioning "Roll the eyes" emoticon, that troubleshooting the escaping of the double colon symbol hasn't happened yet... it shows up as a colon followed by the smile icon.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

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