Crocus michelsonii

Jane McGary
Mon, 22 Jan 2007 17:31:24 PST
I have posted a photo of Crocus michelsonii on the wiki. I got seeds 
collected by Jan Jilek in 2000 and this is the first time the corms have 
flowered, but they are robust plants by now with several flowers per corm. 
It is a very beautiful winter crocus from Turkmenistan and Iran, nearly 
true blue outside and white inside, with a distinctive white style with 
very short branches. It is barely fragrant, if at all.

I've failed to grow the related C. alatavicus, but now I think I may have 
treated it wrong (too much summer moisture), since C. michelsonii has 
responded quite well to rather dry conditions in summer and a warmer summer 
as well.

Jane McGary

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