Crocus tommasianus

John Grimshaw
Tue, 03 May 2011 23:46:17 PDT
Lauw de Jager wrote:
"John Grimshaw said that C. tommasinianus did not make seed in the UK."

Not quite true. I said that the commercially available Dutch clones do not 
set seed, which is the case in my experience. Non-clonal C. tommasinianus 
sets copious seed, which germinates freely.

This year, however, I suspect seed-set was very poor, as we had overcast 
weather most of the time the flowers were out and they didn't open - 
opportunities for pollination were very few. This is certainly evident in 
the low seed production in Galanthus this year, but it is still a little too 
soon to tell what the crocuses achieved.

John Grimshaw

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