Jim McKenney
Mon, 31 Oct 2005 05:01:11 PST
Arnold's mention of Mathew's mention of an eight-inch planting depth for
Crocus sativus prompts a comment.

Many years ago, someone published a note in (I think) one of the quarterly
bulletins of the North American Rock Garden Society about the cultivation of
some autumn-blooming crocus in Cornell, New York. This note was of
particular interest to me at the time because I was then uncertain about
just how hardy Crocus sativus was. 

The author of that note mentioned some old Crocus sativus plantings which
were thriving in Cornell, and I think he attributed their survival to the
fact that the corms were very deep. 

As I recall, Crocus ochroleucus was mentioned in the same article. 

Does anyone remember this note? 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where low blood sugar and
consequent bad spelling and murky grammar are kicking in, and I need to take
a breakfast break. 

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