very late (spring) crocus

Jane McGary
Thu, 07 Oct 2004 13:47:24 PDT
Steve Burger asked,

>What would be the species or cultivated crocus that blooms last in the
>sequence of spring blooming crocus?

As far as spring crocuses go, that would probably be certain selections and 
subspecies of Crocus vernus (not the big Dutch selections, though). I have 
one deep violet C. vernus, growin from wild seed, that is usually the last 
crocus in the garden here. However, certain alpine crocuses can flower in 
summer in some climates. (Steve did not mention where he lives.) An example 
would be C. pelistericus, which I have not grown heretofore, just having 
acquired corms last month. It all depends on when the snow melts.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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