Crocus etruscus 'Rosalind'

Jim McKenney
Mon, 17 Oct 2005 18:21:50 PDT
Each year, as spring approaches, I get out the birding CDs and begin to
listen to the calls of the various warblers so I'll be ready when the season
begins in earnest and I get out into the field. 

In the same way, each fall, as the crocus season approaches, I take out
Bowles and Mathew and "tune up" to be ready for the crocus season.

This year I acquired a corm of Crocus etruscus 'Roaslind'. While reading
Bowles' account of Crocus etruscus tonight, I noticed that after describing
the well known cultivar 'Zwanenburg', he goes on to say " Another form with
rosy pink colouring has also been selected over there, and when sufficiently
plentiful will be a charming companion to the other [Zwanenburg]."

Is this 'another form' the plant now distributed under the name 'Rosalind'?

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I'm still patiently
waiting for some real action on the autumn crocus front. 

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