TOW crocus natural increase?

Diane Whitehead
Thu, 06 Feb 2003 17:17:33 PST
I mentioned that I have had 5 corms of C. sieberi 'Hubert Edelstein' 
since 1989.  I guess I should be happy I still have them, but I 
wonder why they haven't increased.  Does sieberi normally make 
offsets, or set seed, or both?

I've just noticed that the winter sun never reaches Hubert, so the 
flowers never open.  Would it possible for seeds to form without 
insect activity?  I guess maybe the wind could shake the flower 
enough, but I have a sheltered garden and miss the common 
southwesterlies because of the lie of the land.

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

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