Fall Crocus

totototo@telus.net totototo@telus.net
Fri, 22 Oct 2010 07:01:19 PDT
On 21 Oct 2010, at 11:21, Jane McGary wrote:

> On the contrary, Crocus goulimyi is native to the Peloponnese, where 
> winters are mild and damp. It usually is seen in very rocky, poor, 
> limestone soils.

Those having trouble with this beautiful crocus should try giving it some lime. 
We all know that most dianthus are lime lovers that don't do well in acid 
soils, and I'm pretty sure some bulbs are the same. Eranthis "cilicia" is an 
example: it's a total failure unless you goose it with lime regularly.

As the eranthis, quite possibly C. goulimyi.
Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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