Crocus oreocreticus

Mary Sue Ittner
Sun, 06 Nov 2005 20:21:32 PST

Last week Julia told us about the Crocus oreocreticus that she was 
horrified to find had been ploughed up on Crete. I didn't have time at the 
time, but have just added some pictures of this species that I obtained 
from Jane McGary and that I photographed when it bloomed in October.…

I have more Crocus trying to bloom now, but it has rained all day and is 
supposed to rain tomorrow as well so don't know if I'll get to see them. 
Years ago on the IBS forum when people were complaining they could never 
get C. sativus to bloom Will Ashburner sent me seeds of Crocus 
cartwrightianus with the suggestion that I'd have better luck getting that 
species to bloom. I started the seeds in November 1998 and they hadn't 
bloomed yet, but it looks like one was finally going to bloom this year, 
but the weather hasn't been cooperating.

Mary Sue

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

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