pbs] crocus propagation

JFlintoff@aol.com JFlintoff@aol.com
Sat, 19 Mar 2005 11:52:26 PST

             Long ago Paul Christian gave a lecture in Seattle on propagation 
of bulbs and demonstrated how he forced crocus to produce subsidiary buds by 
cutting out the main bud, treating the cut surface with a fungicide ( I think 
it was sulfur ) and then oversummering the corm in dry sand until fall, when 
they would be planted in the usual way.  He claimed much better increase than 
with natural increase, which can be excruciatingly slow in some plants.  I have 
not tried it myself yet.

Jerry John Flintoff    
Vashon Island,Washigton,USA
Zone 8

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