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Michael J Campbell
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Finally got the flowers on Crocus bifloris melantherus to open,

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
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RickR
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And the purple perianth tubes are showy to boot!  The flower sure is taking its sweet time.  Do the three inner petals ever open "completely"?  I see that they are a bit shorter than the sepals, too.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Michael J Campbell
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Not this year,no sun and too cold,it seems to need higher temperatures than the others to open. I can't remember what happened last year.

cheers.

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
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deesen
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Michael wrote:

............. I can't remember what happened last year.

cheers.

You should be so lucky Michael I struggle to remember yesterday at times ;D

Here's a few of my Crocuses.

Crocus laevigatus. Grown from seed sown 18 Sept. 2008. Seed obtained from Crocus Group Distribution of seed collected from Evvia, Greece under reference CEH612 (John Lonsdale grows this one too) {3 pictures}

C. goulimyi. Also grown from seed from the 2006/7 SRGC Seed Ex ans sown 29 Aug. 2007 {2 pics}

C. ligusticus (formerly medius) a gift from a friend earlier in the year and something of a triumph for me as it's the first time in years that I've got hold of a medius that wasn't  virused . {3 pics}

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

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Very nice fall crocuses both of you have! The few I have are all gone - the last ones damaged by a hailstorm. I grow them all in the ground outside though, can't cope with more pots!

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

Michael J Campbell
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Crocus Laevigatus
Crocus Laevigatus fontenayi x 2
Crocus speciosus albus

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

http://www.facebook.com/michael.j.campbell.395

Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/michaelJcampbell63

Mark McD
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Some beautiful fall crocus pics being posted here, what's not to love about these late blooming treasures.  I have 8 species in bloom in the garden right now, although with the amount of rain we've had this autumn the display has been somewhat spoiled and they aren't very photo-worthy at the moment.  I was working from home today and ran out and snapped a photo of Crocus sativus, the saffron crocus... a bit weather-beaten but not bad. The blooms are very large, richly colored and perfumed.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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RickR
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I especially like all the bicolor specimens, and the saffron crocus. 

A question for you, Mark: it is obviously doing very well.  In your cold climate, does the foliage just survive the winter as is, and continue through the spring?

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

deesen
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........ and will it come back next year ;D

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Mark McD
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deesen wrote:

........ and will it come back next year ;D

...of course it'll be back next year, it is soundly hardy in New England, in its 9th year.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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