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mark smyth

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Re: Crocus November 2008
« Reply #225 on: November 30, 2008, 11:24:38 PM »
I cant compare to Janis' photos but here's my white ?hybrid again ex Wisley plant centre. It has changed colour from being white with a hint of blue to cream all over. I've also added the flower with dark veins.
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Re: Crocus November 2008
« Reply #226 on: December 01, 2008, 05:52:39 AM »
Janis, cr. cartwrightianus 'Homeri' is a real ayecatcher with its colourful look. A wonderful set of photos.

As I was in a holiday, I haven't posted picture a a period of time. Today I'd like to post some photos from my collection.

crocus speciosus 'Conqueror' - a huge one.
crocus speciosus 'Cassiope' - I am not sure it is true to name; anyway I received it under this name, and there was even one sample of cr. speciosus*cr. pulchellus with intermediate shape offlower, white anthers and yellow throat.
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Re: Crocus November 2008
« Reply #227 on: December 01, 2008, 05:56:04 AM »
crocus speciosus 'Lithuanian Autumn' - nice one
crocus speciosus 'Late Love' - interesting very pale form, but in my opinion standart forms have prittier shape of flowers.
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Re: Crocus November 2008
« Reply #228 on: December 01, 2008, 05:59:11 AM »
crocus pulchellus 'Michael Hoog'
crocus kotschyanus
crocus serotinus ssp. salzmanii
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Re: Crocus November 2008
« Reply #229 on: December 01, 2008, 06:02:00 AM »
crocus niveus
crocus niveus bicolour
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Re: Crocus November 2008
« Reply #230 on: December 01, 2008, 08:01:28 AM »
Wonderful series Zhirair !

I love the bluish C. niveus - very delicate !  8)
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Re: Crocus November 2008
« Reply #231 on: December 01, 2008, 08:24:01 AM »
Thanks Luc!

Indeed, crocus niveus blue form is very nice and among my most favourites. I have several blue forms of this crocus, but this one is most beautiful, especially by its shape of flower and vigour.
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Re: Crocus November 2008
« Reply #232 on: December 01, 2008, 01:50:43 PM »
Welcome Janis - hope to see more of your great collection on this board!

Zhirair, I love your blue niveus. I remember you have posted a very dark blue form of niveus, which I also love!
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Re: Crocus November 2008
« Reply #233 on: December 01, 2008, 01:58:23 PM »
Thomas,
I remember somewhere I saw a picture of a very dark form of crocus niveus (not bicolour). It was as dark as those of crocus goulimyi standart forms. If I am not mistaken, it was Tony Goods' picture.
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Re: Crocus November 2008
« Reply #234 on: December 01, 2008, 04:22:44 PM »
Zhirair,
lovely C.speciosus forms and a fantastic blue C. niveus. :o 8) 8)
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Re: Crocus November 2008
« Reply #235 on: December 03, 2008, 11:32:36 AM »
I have moved some posts about Colchicum to the appropriate page :
 http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=2082.360     
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