Crocus tommasianus

Boyce Tankersley
Wed, 04 May 2011 07:06:06 PDT
In the Chicago area (at my home in Grayslake), Crocus tommasinianus also
reseeds. I can tell because some of the seedlings are lighter in color than
the female parent. It doesn't apparently spread to the lawn here and seed
germination is successful only if the beds are mulched before the seeds are
dispersed (not afterwards). I've had similar results from other bulb species
with respect to timing of mulch placement as it effects reseeding.  Has
anyone else noticed this in their gardens?

Boyce Tankersley
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 1:08 AM, contact <> wrote:

> Hello,
>  This spring we talked about naturalising Crocus species in lawns.  John
> Grimshaw said that C. tommasianus did not make seed in the UK.
> I have a trial in this subject going since a few years. After a checkup
> yesterday I am glad to report that in our mediterranean climat this species
> (in addition to numerous offshoots) does make abundant seed which is now
> been spread around (added by the lawnmower). However, C. ancyrense does not
> show a single seedpod.
> Greetings
> Lauw de Jager
> South of France
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