Autumn croscus

Paul T.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 02:24:09 PDT
At 01:23 PM 16/04/2013, you wrote:
>I said I have no crocuses, however, mine are Sternbergia and this one,
>and neither are strictly crocuses.  I would like to know what this one
>is though.  Is it a Colchicum?  I don't think so.


It's definitely a crocus, and I'm leaning towards 
Crocus serotinus ssp salzmanii.  There are a few 
different colour forms of it, some with the 
speckling like yours has on the outer 
petals.  Timing is right, they're in flower here 
too.  A very good reliable flowerer.

I hope that is a help?


Paul T.
Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9
Min winter temp -8 or -9°C. Max summer temp 40°C. 
Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

Growing an eclectic collection of plants from all 
over the world including Aroids, Crocus, 
Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Galanthus, 
Terrestrial Orchids, Irises, Liliums, Trilliums 
(to name but a few) and just about anything else that doesn't move!! 

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