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Re: New Crocus Year 2020
« Reply #75 on: February 29, 2020, 09:04:17 PM »
and as last unusually coloured new crocus species from C. veluchensis group. At its locality almost all plants has more or less expressed yellow shade, sometimes only just-just visible, in the throat. There are some other features confirming its status as new different species.

I have similar ones if not the same. I have collected them as seed and asked myself whether this is Crocus veluchensis since they flowered for the first time.

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Re: New Crocus Year 2020
« Reply #76 on: March 04, 2020, 09:52:13 AM »
Some crocuses from last week and last days when some sun shined. Today again endless rain...
Crocus gembosii Erich - was named after Erich Pasche 9 years ago, when he visited my nursery together with friends from more than 10 countries, when I celebrated 64.5 years (I'm born in September, and to invite worlds top bulb specialists I decided to celebrate "half" year).
Crocus candidus Orangino was found and named by Ibrsahim Sozen. Pity, its seedlings split in all shades of yellowish and white.
Two of Crocus gembosii seedlings - could be hybrids of some generation with C. concinnus. On Greembos Yaila both grow together, hybridizes and seedlings are fertile, too.
The last is spring form of Crocus laevigatus.
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Re: New Crocus Year 2020
« Reply #77 on: March 04, 2020, 06:46:29 PM »
Oh those changes of names... This, former C. albiflorus, now must be named as true C. vernus... On pictures different acquisitions - localities under pictures. On 5th picture - Crocus neapolitanus.
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Re: New Crocus Year 2020
« Reply #78 on: March 07, 2020, 05:56:27 AM »
Now blooms late spring crocuses, but some only yesterday started to show noses out of soil. Weather still not favourable for them even inside greenhouse.
At first Crocus exiguus from Slovenia was included under C. heuffelianus in my monograph. Last researches shows that there are several genetically different groups under name of C. heuffelianus joined.
Several years ago I got some blue crocus grown up from C. malyi seeds in Gothenburg BG. It was unknown which species was pollen donor. I selfed this hybrid and now got first flowers of F-2 generation. This F-2 seedling shows that most likely pollen parent was some from C. heuffelianus group.
In spring 2015 I together with my wife and Dima Zubov revisited Eastern Carpathian mountains i n W Ukraine for pictures of Crocus heuffelianus for my book, but few were collected, too. Next 2 pictures show you darkest purple and lightest individual - both in wild were growing side by side.
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Re: New Crocus Year 2020
« Reply #79 on: March 08, 2020, 06:28:44 AM »
Some crocuses from last week.
Crocus candidus Orangino - nice form which was found wild by Ibrahim Sozen from Turkey, seedlings are splitting from pure white to various shades of pale yellow and creamy.
Crocus reticulatus Alba from Pjatigorsk, Russia - very bright albino found by my Russian friend
Crocus suaveolens TCH-0813 from Italy, received from Thomas Huber
Crocus cvijicii from Greece, could be renamed as C. grammosii, but new name still isn't published.
Crocus named by Dutch breeder as FANTASY, but as I long before named one of my autumn blooming crocus hybrids as 'Fantasy', I renamed it as Crocus x Spring Fantasy. It is similar to my old cultivar 'Yalta' which is widely grown in Holland, too.
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Re: New Crocus Year 2020
« Reply #80 on: March 10, 2020, 12:19:47 AM »
Crocus x gotoburgensis



Crocus heuffelianus Carpathian Wonder



Crocus cvijicii



Crocus vernus var. leucorinchus -obtained from a friend under this name.
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Re: New Crocus Year 2020
« Reply #81 on: March 10, 2020, 08:24:51 AM »
Stunning photos, Steve. I especially like C. gotoburgensis.
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Re: New Crocus Year 2020
« Reply #82 on: March 10, 2020, 08:58:03 PM »
Today is my 77th birthday and to give myself a treat I decided to look through all the pages of New Crocus Year 2020. I have just a tiny handful of these wondrous plants therein displayed so it was undoubtedly a treat. But I am left totally bemused and confused by the names and the relationships between many of them which are new to me and without access to the corms themselves, it's impossible to get them sorted and properly placed within my mind, all made worse of course by the inability to import to the Southern Hemisphere. So in a cowardly fashion I shall enjoy the photographs and ignore large tracts of text, leaving that to the experts here and in IRG, who have a clue what it all means.  :)
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Re: New Crocus Year 2020
« Reply #83 on: March 15, 2020, 07:17:13 AM »
Strange, strange season. Tonight we had minus 7 C - I still didn't visit greenhouse, don't know how looks my bulbs there. Yesterday snowing changed to sunshine all the day and blooming of crocuses continued. Again 3 hours I passed taking off old flowers. But crocus blooming is extremely strange - some only now comes out, some very early blooms together with very late. Some pictures from yesterday I start with Crocus chrysanthus from Mt. Falakro in Greece. C. chrysanthus is one of the earliest bloomers. Yesterday started one of the latest - Crocus veluchensis aff. from Serbia with the largest and brightest flowers between crocuses of this group. Finally almost opened flowers one of the best seedlings from my cross between C. grammosii (Greek cvijicii) and Serbian C. veluchensis aff. with beautifully shaded deep creamy yellow flowers. Still blooms some of Crocus harveyi, usually early blooming species from Ikaria Island in Greece, but this is the last flower. Another late bloomer is C. scepusinensis with white stigma. Such are quite rarely foundable between usual flowers with orange stigma.
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Re: New Crocus Year 2020
« Reply #84 on: March 16, 2020, 09:08:59 AM »
Some years ago I crossed Crocus cvijicii from Greece (may be will be renamed as C. grammosii) with some of so named C. veluchensis - stock from Serbia with deepest blue largest flowers. Although population is quite variable, includes purest white and slightly bluish shaded individuals. Here both parents (behind purple veluchensis its white form) and two selected seedlings from this cross. There are some brownish, too, but I don't regard them as very spectacular.
Still blooms spring form of usually late autumn blooming Crocus laevigatus from Naxos Island, Greece.
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Re: New Crocus Year 2020
« Reply #85 on: March 19, 2020, 09:05:21 AM »
Once more repeat - very strsange year. Never before in same time bloomed the very latest crocuses as C. minimus and still some of annulate species as Crocus pulchricolor and C. adamii from Taschir, Armenia. On last two pictuires variation of Crocus vernus (former albiflorus) from Switzerland.
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Re: New Crocus Year 2020
« Reply #86 on: March 19, 2020, 09:13:48 AM »
Very strange is  Crocus jablanicensis. It must to have white stigma, but this year some are with yellow and in one pot even orange stigma. I suppose that reason is in pH of substrate. In wild it is growing on acid soil and corm planted in rhododendron mix + coarse sand really still has white stigma, same gathering planted in standard mix with pH 6.5-7 has orange stigma. All corms are originally collect and are not seedlings.
Beautifully blooms Crocus veluchensis sensu lato from Serbia - with very large flowers of strong texture and blooms as one of latest. Another with white stigma, but only occasionally, is Crocus scepusinensis. Those I name as var. leucostigma. Still continue blooming of Crocus cvijicii Cream of Creams - this comes from Archibald.
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Re: New Crocus Year 2020
« Reply #87 on: March 19, 2020, 02:14:05 PM »
All the wind and rain this year hasn't been good for my crocuses, but I've finally got some half-way decent photographs of a batch bought as 'Fuscotinctus' - they look true to type to my untrained eye, even though the picture on the packet looked more like 'Herald' or 'Elegance'. My 'Gypsy Girl' flowered rather earlier and got torn to shreads, so I haven't had an opportunity to compare the two.

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Re: New Crocus Year 2020
« Reply #88 on: March 22, 2020, 04:20:07 PM »
First flowering of Crocus cvijicii from seed sown in 2014.  I think 3 germinated but only one survived to flower.  A bit paler than I expected.

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« Reply #89 on: March 22, 2020, 04:21:24 PM »
A seedling from Crocus chrysanthus 'Cream Beauty' -  nice shape
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