Crocus sativus blooming?

Ina Crossley klazina1@gmail.com
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:34:18 PST
That is good to know as I bought some and certainly expect to get 
flowers.  I grow autumn crocus which grows like a weed, so it all 
depends on which crocus. And from the ones on Facebook, which flower 
happily, there are quite a few which will flower in mild climates.

It will be as is mentioned, possibly that the bulbs are not mature 
enough.  I hope mine are....

Ina

Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand zone 10a

On 20/02/2014 1:23 p.m., Gastil Gastil-Buhl wrote:
> Unlike many Crocus, a cold winter is not required for Crocus sativus to flower and be perennial.
> See this reference's abstract:
> http://www.actahort.org/books/650/650_2.htm
>
> The abstract says more cold is required to initiate bloom than to form the blooms in the corms. And even that "cold" is only 17 C, or 63 F, hardly what I would call "cold".
>
> They grew fine in my garden until critters ate them. I have always been fascinated how long their leaves grow.
>
> - Gastil
> Santa Barbara, California
> Approximately USDA zone 9b or 10a
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