Crocus speciosus cultivars
Fri, 20 Oct 2006 09:13:21 PDT
What's the situation re cultivars of Crocus speciosus?

If you prowl through reference sources, you'll find many names, but 
my experience with bought bulbs suggests that these cultivars have 
long since become confused, mixed, or contaminated by seedlings. I've 
had several and for the most part they were neither uniform in 
appearance or particularly distinct from other forms.

Is any institution growing these under conditions that ensure 
accurate naming and no contamination?

Does any PBS list subscriber grow any particularly distinct form of 
C. speciosus other than the white?

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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