very late (spring) crocus

Burger, Steve
Thu, 07 Oct 2004 18:59:56 PDT
Oh yeah, I live in a very hot zone 7b, Dallas Georgia.  I have my doubts about alpine species, but that is handy info.  I'll look around for nurseries that carry species crocus. Thanks.

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Jane McGary
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2004 04:47 PM
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Subject: Re: [pbs] very late (spring) crocus

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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