Angelo: Our weather here has gone from bad to worse. We had an inch or two of snow last night and seeing the daffodils surrounded by snow is indeed strange. In Brian Mathew's Crocus he describes Crocus thomasii as follows: "Flowers autumnal, fragrant 1-2(-3), pale to deep lilac, generally not strongly veined darker but sometimes veined or stained towards the base of the segments with violet; throat pale yellow, pubescent. Prophyll present. Bract and bracteole very unequal, white, membranous with long tapered tips. Perianth tube 3-6(-8) cm long: segments 2-4.5 cm long, 0.7-1.5 cm wide, elliptical, obovate or oblanceolate, acute or obtuse. Filaments 5-8 mm long, usually pale yellow, glabrous or finely pubescent at the base: anthers 9-13 mm long, yellow. Style divided at a variable point, usually ranging from just below or level with the base of the anthers to about a quarter of the way up the anthers, into 3 bright red branches, each 0.7-2 cm long, half or less than half the length of the perianth segments, expanded gradually to the apex." Maybe Jane can discuss the source of her bulbs.