Crocus mathewii

John Lonsdale
Sun, 24 Oct 2004 16:34:57 PDT
Crocus mathewii is indeed beautiful, and Jane has a superb form.  It does
vary, some having muddy or no purple in the throat - making some question
whether it is sufficiently distinct from Crocus asumaniae.  Mine have yet to
flower here yet this year.

Yesterday, in flower from seed for the first time, I found Crocus wattiorum
(syn. biflorus ssp. wattiorum).  This is another great rarity and treasure
with lovely lilac-blue veined flowers with black anthers and deeply divided
red style branches.  It is unique among the fall flowering crocus and took 3
years to flower after germination from seed from a Goteborg collection.  I
took photos and will post them sometime soon.


John T Lonsdale PhD
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