Crocus kotschyanus

Jim McKenney
Sat, 21 Oct 2006 13:47:28 PDT
I've never seen a form of Crocus kotschyanus which is as large as a big C.
speciosus, so Roger has something I hope he will be able to keep, propagate
and eventually spread around. 


I have noticed however that the size of the bloom of Crocus kotschyanus
increases over the several days the bloom is functioning. At first they are
smallish and very pale. After the third day, if they have not been damaged
by rain or other factors, the color is much better and the size is double
that of a newly opened bloom. 


Crocus kotschyanus as I know it is a lot like some cheeses: they're both at
their best the moment before they're ready to be tossed. 



Jim McKenney

Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7 where the various
winter-growing Arum are full of leaves.


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