Crocus for Georgia (USA) , was In bloom now

Mary Sue Ittner
Wed, 07 Dec 2005 07:32:01 PST
Dear Steve,

I'm sorry, I thought I had put where I garden in my signature, but didn't. 
I live in coastal Northern California where my conditions wouldn't be at 
all like Georgia since we have dry cool summers for one thing. Crocus 
ochroleucus I got from Jane McGary's surplus list. I thought I was going to 
miss it since it was raining when the buds first started to show and 
sometimes the rain has ruined my Crocus flowers, but then we had great 
weather and it bloomed for weeks. I was probably just lucky with an 
unusually nice couple of weeks. Although I do have some Crocus in the 
ground, these two are in containers in my bulb mix and are dry in summer. I 
start watering some of the Crocus I grow in containers in late August or 
September and they are outside exposed to the elements.

Can any of you who live in the south suggest species that Steve could grow 
in the ground?

Mary Sue

Mary Sue Ittner
California's North Coast
Wet mild winters with occasional frost
Dry mild summers 

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