Crocus kotschyanus
Sat, 21 Oct 2006 13:14:58 PDT
On 21 Oct 06, at 9:04, John Grimshaw wrote:

> ...Crocus kotschyanus... this is the 'poor relation' of the
> commoner autumn crocuses, lacking the specatacular colour and size
> of the speciosus clan... 

I have an excellent form of C. k here, salvaged (believe it or not) 
from a feral patch by a bus stop in front of an undeveloped rocky 
outcrop. In this form, the flowers are as big as those of C. 
speciosus. Don't believe the pundits who claim C.k. is a small-
flowered species. 'Tain't.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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