A new crocus in an old style

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com
Sun, 25 Mar 2007 06:33:47 PDT
Roger Whitlock wrote: "Haarlem Gem is very similar in coloring to Vanguard,
but considerably smaller; more the size of a chrysanthus cultivar than one
of the big blowsy vernus ones.

I've had it for years, and believe what I have is The Real Thing."

Roger, it would be great if you could post a picture of this cultivar. 

I was hoping someone might pick up on another aspect of my new crocus post.
Last summer I received a crocus from Jane McGary under the name 'Yalta'.
Later on, I discovered a package of this same 'Yalta' for sale in a local
shop. Jane's plant bloomed two weeks ago here and is similar to the crocus
whose image I posted. 

At first I wondered if a squirrel had moved one of the newly acquired crocus
'Yalta'. But I counted corms and all are accounted for. 

So my self-sown crocus is apparently just that.   

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where the air is moist and
sweet with the fragrance of Magnolia stellata and the aromas of soil and new
vegetation , the birds and peepers are singing, flowers are blooming:
everything is in place for a perfect spring day.

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