Colchicum article in Gardens Illustrated

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 00:38:26 PST
That is interesting, Roland.
  Bulborum Botanicum wrote:
> Very long ago About 25 years ago (I can have a look for a more exact date)
> it was the family Visser (four brothers) in St pancras who named a lot
> of Colchicum
> Kees Visser was the one who did the selection
> One day I came there and I had to see one of the new finds
> he asked my opinion for a few new selections
> and then he showed me on his secret place at the Nursery this one
> he asked me  "Do you like it"
> I said 'Let me think of it ' , I am not sure if I like it
> for me it's more a Harlequin
> so when he sold it he called it Harlequin
> Here is a good picture from C. Harlequin
> There is an other story for C. Zephyr
> Arie did  the administration and phoned John Amand From Jaques Amand bulbs
> Arie , who spoke just a little English , Offered John a new clone called C 4
> John ordered on paper Colchicum Zephyr
> and Arie phoned him and said
> we don't grow a Colchicum Zephyr
> you have seen it probably on a other nursery
> No said John you spoke on the phone with me about this one
> then the bell ringed by Arie and named the C 4 , Zephyr
> three brothers died but the youngest visited our stand last October in Beervelde
> Roland
> 2012/12/21 Jim McKenney <>:
>> Roland, when did you name 'Harlequin'?
>> I'm asking because long ago on more than one occasion I had new plants of what was being sold as 'Bornmuelleri' which produced flowers like those of photos I've seen of 'Harlequin'.
>> Jim McKenney
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