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Crocus November 2019
« on: November 06, 2019, 02:26:16 PM »
I see the Crocus Oct 2019 thread was visited more than 3,000 times! I guess 20 of them were me, catching up on the latest photos from Janis’s remarkable collection.

I’m not good at remembering ‘there is no such thing as a free lunch’. So in the interests of the feast continuing here… and on the snowdrop threads in the grey months to come.. I’ve just hit the ‘Donate’ button.

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Re: Crocus November 2019
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 05:34:13 PM »
Very sporting of you, Tim- many thanks  from SRGC for your  kindness!

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Re: Crocus November 2019
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 07:17:22 PM »
a bit of sunshine for Tim and all of us in northern countries, Crocus niveus above Aeropoli, Greece.

Crocus are easy from seeds, here's Crocus allepicus from Oron's seeds, sown in 2015 and blooming right now...sorry for the dark photos.
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Re: Crocus November 2019
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2019, 05:10:18 PM »
Very nice Yann !  Super images !
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Re: Crocus November 2019
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2019, 05:46:45 PM »
and a new one, again result from Oron's seeds: Crocus hyemalis.
I grow many forms of this species but this one is really special  :D

Crocus thomasii from seeds collected in Montenegro
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Re: Crocus November 2019
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2019, 11:49:30 PM »
I have seeds for Crocus Tournefortii, it is Autumn blooming.  Do I plant the same time and methods for Spring blooming, with Monsoon watering, or, do I wait until early March, I assume I keep moist over the Summer.
Also, I want to try Colchicum seed propagation, but, it seems many of these are Autumn blooming,
so, do I treat these like Crocus seeds and plant other than September, or what month do you recommend?
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Re: Crocus November 2019
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2019, 11:36:44 AM »
I have seeds for Crocus Tournefortii, it is Autumn blooming.  Do I plant the same time and methods for Spring blooming, with Monsoon watering, or, do I wait until early March, I assume I keep moist over the Summer.
Also, I want to try Colchicum seed propagation, but, it seems many of these are Autumn blooming,
so, do I treat these like Crocus seeds and plant other than September, or what month do you recommend?
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As earlier you will saw seeds as better germination you will have. Own seeds I'm sawing immediately after harvesting, seeds from others - at day of coming. Watering for autumn and spring crocuses are +/- same - depends from species. You can read about each species in my book.
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Re: Crocus November 2019
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2019, 12:22:22 PM »
Weather is dark and wet. Even crocuses as C. moabiticus which stay open even during night, don't want to bloom. So for pollination and getting of seeds I brought a pair of pots into room where in dry and warm air flowers quickly opened, were pollinated and brought back to greenhouse.
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Re: Crocus November 2019
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2019, 06:13:23 PM »
Janis, what is the lowest temperature that moabiticus are exposed to in your greenhouse?
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Re: Crocus November 2019
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2019, 06:53:35 AM »
Janis, what is the lowest temperature that moabiticus are exposed to in your greenhouse?
When temperature drops down to minus 10 C for 2 nights I cover all pots ( they are frozen up to 2-3 cm deep) with 5 cm thick glass-wool sheets and temperature below cover rises and stay around +/- 1 C, although if weather are cloudy and with hard frost, occasionally pots freeze up to bottom, but from frost I occasionally lost only Crocus caspius. Some other species of "no frost" localities I'm growing last 5-6 years and they never got such freezing.
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Re: Crocus November 2019
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2019, 09:03:27 AM »
Many thanks.
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Re: Crocus November 2019
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2019, 11:57:41 PM »
Crocus serotinus subsp. clusii. found in the wild in Central Portugal.
Love them.
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Re: Crocus November 2019
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2019, 10:59:50 AM »
Interesting variation - thank you for posting!

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Re: Crocus November 2019
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2019, 11:52:47 AM »
Thanks Jaime; always lovely to see crocus in the wild 8)
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Re: Crocus November 2019
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2019, 07:10:19 PM »
Jaime for how long are the crocus in flower?
I am going to Coimbra in Christmas and wonder if there is any chance to see crocus at that time?
Great to see the variation
All the best
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