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Author Topic: Crocus, May 2019  (Read 831 times)

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Crocus, May 2019
« on: May 07, 2019, 10:26:15 AM »

The autumn flowering Crocuses are in full swing here in Adelaide, with lots of flowers in pots and in the garden.

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Re: Crocus, May 2019
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 10:29:14 AM »

and some more

Jamus Stonor, in the hills behind Adelaide, South Australia.

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Re: Crocus, May 2019
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 11:35:30 AM »
Surely  photos to convince  any sceptic that these  little  flowers are  worth growing!!
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Re: Crocus, May 2019
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2019, 09:36:52 AM »
Hi Jamus, these are really beautiful blooms. Absolutely perfect.

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Re: Crocus, May 2019
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 10:59:39 AM »
More in the dreamy series. These are C. goulimyi.
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Re: Crocus, May 2019
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2019, 07:16:40 PM »
goulimyi is a winner  :D
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Re: Crocus, May 2019
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2019, 04:14:01 PM »
Northern Macedonia
 Crocus cvijcii
Crocus jablanicensis
Chorley, Lancashire zone 8b

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Re: Crocus, May 2019
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2019, 04:15:35 PM »
Northern Macedonia

Crocus pelistericus
Crocus scardicus
Crocus veluchensis
Chorley, Lancashire zone 8b

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Re: Crocus, May 2019
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2019, 05:06:07 PM »
Northern Macedonia

Crocus pelistericus
Crocus scardicus
Crocus veluchensis

That is an amazing hillside with scardicus!
There must be millions growing very well. What are the conditions there?
I struggle too keep my two corms alive, so if I can learn to grow them better I will be happy.

Thanks for showing all these beautiful Crocus!

Poul
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Re: Crocus, May 2019
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2019, 01:57:53 PM »
That is an amazing hillside with scardicus!
There must be millions growing very well. What are the conditions there?
I struggle too keep my two corms alive, so if I can learn to grow them better I will be happy.

Thanks for showing all these beautiful Crocus!

Poul

yes there were endless numbers. Conditions are quite variable up there. The earlier flowering ones seem to come out some time after the snow has melted and are on slightly sloping hillsides. I have seen them flowering later at the edge of snowpatches in gullies. The veluchensis however seem to be much closer to the actual snow although I have also seen them on very steep slopes clear of snow.  They are both growing in coarse grass in very nice deep loamy soil. I think they will be moist all summer due to thunderstorms.  I grow them quite well in a constantly moist sand plunge in shade, they never dry out.
Chorley, Lancashire zone 8b

 

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