Crocus kotschyanus, was Galanthus virus

Peter Taggart
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 10:35:43 PDT
Crocus kotschyanus is easy enough from seed, no need to buy virused stock,
and I find it produces plenty of cormlets.
Why bother with virused stock?
Peter (UK)

On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 5:30 PM, Jane McGary <>wrote:

> Rodger wrote
> >When you buy Crocus kotschyanus from
> >Dutch sources, you get a form that has small, badly distorted
> >flowers, whereas
> >a clean stock has flowers as big as good forms of C. chrysanthus.
> Named forms of Crocus kotschyanus are available from sources in the
> Netherlands that are healthy and large-flowered. One is called
> 'Reliant', and the other I acquired with only collectors' initials
> JRJK. I've been growing these for many years. They don't increase as
> fast as the commonly sold form (often misnamed "C. karduchorum,"
> which is a different and rare species). I think 'Reliant' can also be
> had from Potterton's in  the UK.
> Soon we'll start to see the fall-flowering crocuses, and a new crocus
> year will begin.
> Jane McGary
> Portland, Oregon, USA
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