I'll second John about Crocus speciosus ' Oxonian ' as still being distinctive and lovely as well, the darkest clone I've grown. The other very distinctive one with rather smallish but blue flowers was ' Globosus ' which I haven't seen listed recently. The flowers despite the name were not notably globose but markedly blue. Corms I've gotten as ' Conquoror ' , ' Aitchisonii ' and others haven't been distinguishable. ' Artabir ' is also fairly distinctive with its veining/feathering of darker violet blue on the outer tepals. Also easily picked out is C speciosus ssp. xantholaimos with its yellow throat. A hybrid of pulchellus and speciosus with very large pale flowers, ' Zephyr ' always attracts attention and is easy and permanent in the garden. ' Lakeside Beauty ' not yet in flower. Glad to read, Jane, that you consider it worth bulking up. Jerry John Flintoff Vashon Island,Washington,USA Zone 8 ________________________________________________________________________ Check out the new AOL. Most comprehensive set of free safety and security tools, free access to millions of high-quality videos from across the web, free AOL Mail and more.