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An outstanding small onion that one can hardly miss in May when travelling through the volcanic plains and foothills of the Northwest USA. The up to 7 cm large heads, with the tepals gracefully curling outward as they taper to sharp points, are on up to 15 cm long scapes. Flowers variably dark red-violet to purplish. In wild on shallow, silty, clay soils among volcanic outcrops, here good grower in standart potting mix.
7.00 EUR
 
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Although something similar to Allium nevskianum both species are easy separable - after anthesis the tepals of A. alexeianum become stiff and prickly, and those of A. nevskianum remain soft becoming only crumbled. True A. alexeianum growth on central parts of Turkestan and Zaravshan mountain ranges and our stock was collected on very hard clay ground at Zaamin.
15.00 EUR
 
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A slender, up to 1 m tall species producing a dense umbel of small but very numerous purplish pink flowers. A long lasting flower display in early summer. From Antalya area in southern Turkey.
5.00 EUR
 
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Numerous white flowers, suffused pink on the mid-vein, in a dense head on a 30 cm tall stem. Early summer. One of the easiest of N American species. The stock originates from Walker Ridge, the North Coast Ranges in California.
3.00 EUR
 
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An extraordinary species with a huge (up to 35 cm in diam.), lax flower head of greenish-white flowers on a 50 cm high stem, resembling fireworks exploding high in the sky. Good drainage is essential to book success with it.
15.00 EUR
 
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Similar to A. campanullatum but with flowers not spreading flat. Numerous narrow tepalled reddish, up-turned blossoms are arranged in open 2.5 - 5 cm heads on 15 - 22 cm scapes. Even dry flowers keep their purple colouring.
6.00 EUR
 
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The urn-shaped, red-purple flowers with tapered and reflexed tips are presented on long pedicels in an open umbel on 15cm long scapes. A delicate and attractive onion. From gravely, clay soils on open slopes. Tepals of var. mirabile are lanceolate.
6.00 EUR
 
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Very nice and dwarf Allium from very high altitudes in Iran, collected on mountain pass S of Hamedan over Ganjameh waterfall, at 3000 m altitude on steep slopes covered with small flat boulders and dwarf spiny shrubs. Good grower. On pictures it in blooms (cultivated) and in leaves as was found in nature.
20.00 EUR
 
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This is one of the brightest purple forms of this variable species. Our stock is grown from seeds collected in the Northern Sierra Nevada Range in California at 1100-1200 m where it grows in very exposed conditions. In nature almost stemless, here nice heads arise on stems not higher than 15 cm.
3.00 EUR
 
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This species traditionally has blackish-purple flowers in dense umbel and it flowers later than most of medium tall growing alliums. Offered is a very nice form, with small very dark, round flower-head on shorter (40 cm) stem. Collected near Of, in Turkey.
8.00 EUR
 
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Large starry bright violet-purple flowers in a huge, lax umbel 20 - 30 cm in diameter on 30 cm long stem. Those are seedlings from plants originally collected (as A. bodeanum) by Jim Archibald near Mazandaran in Iran at 2000 m altitude. Prefers well drained, sunny position. Excellent!
10.00 EUR
 
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This nice Turkish species originally was collected by Archibald, Seisums & Stevens in E Turkey - NW of Tunceli to Ovacik at 1000m altitude on openings among deciduous scrub on steep slopes. A relative of A. orientale and A. kharputense with 2 notably broad basal leaves. Hemisphaerical umbels of widely campanulate white flowers, usually with purple midveins on the segments, carried on sturdy, 15cm. long stems
7.00 EUR
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From March through May masses of rose-purple could be seen throughout the grassy hillsides west of the San Joaquin Valley in NW USA. The perianths cannot be mistaken for any other allium, and very few of them can compete with the brillant color of A. crispum. The darker inner tepals are lanceolate and have distinctly crisped margins. Together, they form a narrow urn with reflexed tips which is spatial separated from the broader outer tepals. A floriferous form with up to 40 flowers in globular umbel on up to 20 cm long scapes. In nature on open grassy, north facing slopes in gravelly clay..
5.00 EUR
 
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Flowers large, narrowly cup-shaped, facing upwards, purplish. In the beginning umbel is dense, later becomes lax due to the elongation of pedicels, which grow to different length. One of the most attractive alliums. Height 50 cm. Earlier was offered as “nuratense” or “iliense”.
8.00 EUR
 
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Flowers slightly greenish white, all faced upwards, in a dense very showy umbel on a 40 cm long stem. Very beautiful well growing species collected in Varsob valley, Tajikistan (RM-8274).
5.00 EUR
 
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It is one of those beauties which I compare with large A. karataviense group where large round dense inflorescence is sitting between two wide leaves almost at ground level. Flowers whitish with purplish shaded midrib. Collected near Tochal in Iran and carefully raised up in my nursery by seeds
8.00 EUR
 
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The narrow white tepals with dark rose midveins are held erect creating a narrowly vase-shaped flower. These are in a few-flowered, but dense open umbel on 5 - 10 cm long scapes. Member of the A. fimbriatum complex.
5.00 EUR
 
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A beautiful dwarf Allium species from Iran with a big, rounded umbel of large wide open star-like bright and shining reddish lilac-violet flowers formed by narrow pointed petals on a 10-15 cm tall stem between two broad elliptic leaves. One of the most spectacular Iranian alliums of this type.
20.00 EUR
 
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Small growing Allium from Turkey flowering in mid-summer with diffuse perianth on around 20 cm long stem. Very good for pots and for rockery.
5.00 EUR
 
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The dense flower umbels on c. 20 cm tall stalks are produced in early summer. They are packed with comparatively big, narrowly cup-shaped straw-coloured flowers, prominently veined bright purple both on mid-veins and the margins of segments. Exquisite. From arid, serpentine mountains.
20.00 EUR
 
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A rhizomatous cluster of bulbs produce a clump of pale green leaves and several 15-25cm long scapes. The spreading perianth consists of broadly elliptical tepals that are white with pale rose midveins. The pedicels are short creating a compact spherical inflorescence. Likes summer watering.
5.00 EUR
 
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Very large cup-shaped pink flowers in dense umbels make it distinctive and attractive. The offered form is only 30 cm in height. Its origin is from Mt. Olympus in Greece. An easy grower.
3.00 EUR
 
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An excellent American species with many-flowered dense umbels of white large flowers with exserted stamens on stout 30 cm tall stems. From the Western Transverse Ranges where it grows at 1600 m on bare slopes in a very fine silty soil.
5.00 EUR
 
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Loose umbels of white to pale pink flowers on 15-25 cm stems. From sandy granite soils in Sierra Nevada, in vernally moist places. Very adaptable, multiplies rapidly in garden.
5.00 EUR
 
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This form markedly differs from existing stocks in having bright reddish purple flowers in a large umbel up to 20 cm in diameter on a 20-30 (!) cm long stem, which raises the flower head well above the leaves. A true gem named by me in honour of my great friend and travel companion Henrik Zetterlund as subsp. henrikii but DNA showed very minor differences from typical karataviense, so name was changed to cultivar level. From Tovaksai, the Karzhantau mnt. range, E of Tashkent.
5.00 EUR
 
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This Allium comes from Iran where it growth at altitudes over 2000 m and its nice flower head is carried on around 50 cm long (sometimes longer) stem. Although it something resembles A. jesdianum they are not close relatives. But both are good growers.
10.00 EUR
 
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An excellent Turkish Allium species, which we collected on limestone rocks in Akdag where it was much shorter than in cultivation. Its stem is up to 40 cm tall with a large (up to 8 cm in diameter) dense white flower head well contrasting with the blackish green ovary. Anthers creamy yellow.
5.00 EUR
 
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I discovered this unusual Allium species growing wild on almost bare shaly slopes during my first trip to Iran. I immediately understood that it is new species, and really, only 2 years later it was published by Reinhard Fritsch. Regardless of harsh conditions in the wild, it is good grower in my collection, having very unusually shaped leaves. On pictures you can see its leaves, flowers and how joyful I was finding it.
20.00 EUR
 
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Charming American Allium growing in small colonies with 2 wiry leaves curling around and above the flowers. In nature on shallowly depressions on serpentine outcrops which are moist through the winter and spring, drying by early summer. The pedicels are very short creating a crowded umbel of campanulate perianths with spreading to recurved tips. The tepals are a glistening white with a translucent of green midvein that ages to dark violet.
10.00 EUR
 
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A Californian species similar to A. anceps and A. platycaule. The most obvious difference is the habitat - vernally moist, rocky clay flats. Petals are broader and flowers composed in 5 cm umbels on 10 cm scapes. Their colour ranges from palest pink to pale violet, with rose pink dominating. Unlike its relatives the heads do not break off in order to disperse the seed
5.00 EUR
 
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Flowers unusually bright blue, violet-veined in tight umbels held on 40 cm tall stems. An excellent contender to the well-known A. caeruleum with its brusque colour and the delicate overall appearance. From Sari-Chilek.
5.00 EUR
 
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It is very rare endemic from Crimean peninsula, Ukraina (temporarily occupied by Russia), close relative of Allium siculus, but far more spectacular and not so high, stems reach 50-70 cm. Bulbs have very unplesant smell, but you can feel it only at replanting.
15.00 EUR
 
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One more member of so named A. karataviense allies from Hunsan in Iran with denser globular inflorescences due much shorter pedicels of individual florets between 2 leaves and with distinctly reddish purple coloured filaments.
10.00 EUR
 
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One of the most unusual alliums for its leaves, which is not smooth but rough, bumpy. Flowers white, wide petalled in very dense umbel on around 15 cm long stem. Very limited stock!
25.00 EUR
 
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One of my real favourites between Turkish Alliums which you can’t to misidentify for its very small individual florets (~2mm) which are arranged in large very dense flowerhead of amazing appearance, resembling small pussy-cat. Height can vary from 30-150 cm but my stock from roadside N of Antalya is of medium size – 50-70 cm tall and has pinkish shaded filaments adding especial beauty to this species.
10.00 EUR
 
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This very rare species in wild was found on Nemrut-dag in Malatya Province of Turkey (there are another one Nemrut-dag near Lake Van) where it is growing on stony clay slopes. It is up to 30-40 cm tall with dense semispherical flowerhead, covered with white, occasionally at base purple toned flowers. Nice and well growing addition to any allium collection.
12.00 EUR
 
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Narrowly linear leaves, a first prostrate and later ascending, thin scape, and large flowers showing a very specific broad shape of tepals characterize this small species. Allium oreophilum is a very variable species concerning stature of the plants, shape and colour of leaf. Flowers generally are very bright reddish purple, although between my seedlings rarely appear individuals with very soft light pink flower colour. Flowers tested as food had a very pleasant taste and are useful as spice.
3.00 EUR
 
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One of the alliums suitable for both – ornamental purposes and cooking. Flowers late in the season with white florets in dense, globose umbels on 1 m tall hollow stems nicely inflated below the middle. Dry stems are suitable for flower arrangements, too. Fully hardy here.
5.00 EUR
 
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Easy and could be growable in rockery and exceptionally good show plant for exhibiting in pots.A brilliant rose-red form from Northern Sierra Nevada in California where it is growing at 1800-1900 m altitude.
5.00 EUR
 
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A close relative to the well-known A. schubertii (local botanists for a long time regarded it just as A. schubertii population out of general area), differs in more compact habit and here it is fully hardy in comparison with its ally. Height 30-40 cm. From S slopes of Sarimar mnt. (W end of SW Ghisar), southern Uzbekistan.
8.00 EUR
 
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Flowers large, narrowly cup-shaped, purplish violet on a 40-50 cm stem. Similar to A. cupuliferum, but the umbel is more compact and the shape of the leaves is different. The Fergana mnt. range. According to R. Fritsch, it in fact is neither A. winklerianum nor pseudowinklerianum. Most likely a new very nice species.
7.00 EUR
 
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From Akbulak valley in Uzbekistan, where it was collected at altitude of 1500m. Stem reaches 80 cm height, medium early, flowers are darkest purple in very large 10-12cm diam. umbel, more lax than in other acquisitions of this species. Excellent as cut-flower, in garden and for winter arrangements as dry stems are hard and well keeps starry inflorescences.
4.00 EUR
 
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Quite recently published species from NW Iran (N slopes of Mt. Sabalan) with dense umbels formed by wide-petalled pinkish to purplish blue flowers between 2 wide leaves on 3-8 cm long aerial scape. Offered for the first time and very limited stock.
25.00 EUR
 
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Large airy umbels of violet flowers on 80 cm stem. The centre of flower umbel (pedicels) light green or purple. Very well growing, beautiful form from Agalik valley near Samarkand, Seravschan mnt. range, Uzbekistan.
4.00 EUR
 
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Very special form collected by me in Iran with very compact stature and even could be named as dwarf (especially comparing with its long growing relatives from Uzbekistan). It is so different that I regarded it even as new species, but this was disclaimed by Reinhard Fritsch. In any case it is very good relative of usually grown tall form of this species, suitable for growing in pots. Still not checked in open garden.
7.00 EUR
 
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One of the gems of my collection, which until identifying I nicknamed “The Little Blue-head Beauty”. A late summer flowering allium with small, dense light sky-blue flower heads on 40-50 cm tall stems. One of the latest summer flowering species in my collection. I know no one similar to it.
7.00 EUR
 
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Very spectacular dwarf Iranian allium from the same locality where I found later described Crocus gunae. Its main feature is dark purplish filaments (from which cames its name). Flowers in dense umbel between wide leaves, scape only 3-5 cm long. Very limited stock.
20.00 EUR
 
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A dwarf version of A. falcifolium. The leaves are distinctly narrower. The urn-shaped flowers have broader tepals with only slightly reflexed tips that are not as dramatically tapered. The flower colour varies from white to pale rose with a much darker mid vein. With age colour quickly changes to shades of rose-red to red violet often within the same inflorescence.
5.00 EUR
 
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Beautiful dwarf allium (only 15 cm tall) with umbrel-like inflorescence as in A. flavum but composed from mauvish-purple overlaid with a bloom flowers on pedicels of different length
5.00 EUR
 
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Reddish-purple flowers in dense umbels held on 50 - 80 cm high slender stem. This very beautiful form was collected between Akseki and Manavgat in Turkey . Very easy to grow requiring only good drainage.
10.00 EUR
 
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This Allium appeared among seedlings of A. nevskianum in the garden of E. Dambrauskas. Irrespective of the name, R. Fritsch found that the other parent was A. sarawschanicum. It combines the best features of both parents - large dense light purple flower heads on 50-60 cm tall stems, and it well keeps its leaves during the flowering time. Very different from my A. x nevsar.
5.00 EUR
 
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A very variable in flower colour Turko-Iranian relative of A. karataviense with very dense flower head between two wide, quite often longitudinally ribbed leaves. This is a dwarf species with a large flower head, but only 15 cm in height.
10.00 EUR
 
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A compact form with very delicate light soft pink-coloured flowers with a darker pink midvein in a little smaller heads than in subsp. platyphyllum on 5 cm scapes. The pair of leaves is narrower and not as strongly falcate.
4.00 EUR
 
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A beautiful American allium from gravely clay flats: very wet at flowering time, sun baked in late summer. From a pair of bold, broad, sickle-shaped leaves arises a 10 cm scape with 7.5 cm sphere of pink, vase-shaped flowers.
4.00 EUR
 
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An odd and nice relative of garlic. Flower heads are produced in mid-summer on 60-80 cm tall stem. Flowers are tiny, but plenty (! hundreds) in a dense spherical umbel. They are greenish-white with purplish-green on mid-vein. Dry summer rest (lifting) is essential to grow it successfully. From S of Tunceli, Turkey.
10.00 EUR
 
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An uncommon allium of the Coast Ranges from Monterey Co. north to Oregon. This stock was raised in my nursery from wild collected seeds and is far better than plants offered by Dutch companies having shorter and stronger stem. In cultivation this onion can multiply vigorously when kept moist through flowering. The widely campanulate perianths are in pleasant shades of pink and rose. The pedicels are much longer than the perianths creating a small starburst inflorescence. Easily grown under most garden conditions.
3.00 EUR
 
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This beautiful early summer flowering species seem to be more widely distributed in Turkey than mentioned in Flora of Turkey. This stock is collected near Ulupinsk, East of Bozkir and has very nice, large star shaped, light violet flowers.
8.00 EUR
 
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A beautiful pure white windflower from Nahodka in Siberia. Flower sits in a rosette of nice bronze-tinged leaves. It is stockier and stouter in the overall appearance than A. nemorosa. Rhizomes short, white, prefers some shade. Due to its ornamentality included in the protected plant list. Extremely rare.
8.00 EUR
 
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By outer appearence it is similar to Anemone blanda. My stock comes from Balcans and by morphological features perfectly responds to A. apennina. Flowers are variable - blue and white.
5.00 EUR
 
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This species was published by me only recently. It has very limited area in "Russian" Caucasus, where is known only from 3 localities. Earlier was regarded as very disjunct population of A. blanda although already in 1937 Russian botanist, great specialist of Anemone - S.Yuzepchuk expressed doubt about its placing under name of A. blanda. I was growing it for 40 years and all this time I knew that it is very special, but only now I had time to publish it. Easy separable from A. blanda by shape of its tubers, which are branch-like, not knobbly as in A. blanda.
25.00 EUR
 
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Although by flowers and leaf shape this anemone resembles A. blanda, it has very different and strange tubers (you can see on one of pictures). It comes from S Turkey and I collected only one plant with soft pink flowers, progeny of which is offered here although I pictured at same place others with white, blue, violet flowers, too, but no one was collected because at that time I was not so interested in anemones. It is possible that wild population now could be destroyed because at my visit there new large damm crossing valley was under construction there. Good increaser, beautiful colour and very limited stock.
25.00 EUR
 
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I much liked cultivar offered by Dutch bulb growers as ‘Radar’, with reddish flowers combined with large white eye, but it turned poor grower in our conditions. When E of Akseki I found this beautiful form growing alongside with Crocus concinnus, I immediately collected it and when it turned good grower in garden - named it after my wife Guna (‘Gunite’ is diminutive, lovely form of her name).
25.00 EUR
 
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Wim Boens: In 2010 I received a rhizome of Anemone blanda ex Akseki from Jānis Rukšāns and in the first year of flowering, it was clear it was one of the most beautiful forms I had ever seen. In bud it is steel blue, but when the flowers open, the magic happens. The outside of the 16 - 17 tepals has a dark blue colour and the inside is the purest white possible. When the flower is completely open and the sun illuminates it, the blue shines through, giving it an almost silvery appearance. The stamens and anthers in the heart of the flower are a pure yellow. The plant forms huge (more than 10 cm in diameter), solid, almost round rhizomes which make it difficult (but not impossible) to divide the plant. After many people told me this was an extraordinary plant and to quote Brian Mathew: “The plant shown in your photograph is a very striking variant of the species. It is well worth distinguishing from other forms as a cultivar. The external colour is richer than other forms I have seen.”, I thought it really needed a name and after talking to Jānis and receiving his permission, I decided on the name Anemone blanda ‘Jānis’, which is fitting in more than one way. Not only is it wonderful to name this great cultivar to honour the great plantsman Jānis is, but at the same location where this form was found, another cultivar was found which was named by Jānis himself in honour of his wife, Anemone blanda ‘Gunīte’. We could say this lovely couple of Anemones were found growing and flowering in the same spot in the wild, just as their eponym’s love has been growing together for many years in Latvia.
30.00 EUR
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Flowers of this A. blanda form is very rounded, not so starry than usually, By colour they are light blue, whitish in dirrection to centre, and resembles summer sky covered with very light, thin clouds.
10.00 EUR
 
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Small flowers of light blue shade (not a uniform stock!). Finely dissected foliage. Easy to grow in conditions like those for A. nemorosa. Naturally very small rhizomes. From S Altai.
5.00 EUR
 
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One of those strange varieties which look so exotic, that attaches immediate attention of our visitors. Below the white semi-double flowers in some distance is another whorl of bract-like leaves partly transformed in white petal-like leaves, in same time some petals has greenish midrib. Flowers are quite variable, it isn’t easy to find two identical.
7.00 EUR
 
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"White" windflower with dark blue floweers, named after "D Day" when started liberation of France and W Europe from Hitler occupation.
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It is one of the most unusual varieties, in which the showy white flowers have leafy green centres, contrasting with the bright yellow stamens.
7.00 EUR
 
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Flowers light blue - another blue-flowering selection from "white windflower".
5.00 EUR
 
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There are several so named “monstrose” cultivars between Anemone nemorosa. This one looks quite special and distinct from others although shape of flower can varie from season to season but this is very common for all cultivars of this group.
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It is one of those mutations which appeared after Chernobil's disaster in forests touched by nuclear fallout. This one was found in Denmark and for its unusual shape was named 'Northern Star'. The flower shape, although can vary from season to season and from plant to plant, is more stable than in famous 'Explosion' found in Norway. Very exclusive offer!
20.00 EUR
 
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This one was registered by P. Christian and belongs to the group with white flowers backed with pink but with aging slowly turning throughout pink.
6.00 EUR
 
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It is one of the best “pinks” seen by me. Not great wonder that Taavi Tuulik, who found this mutation on Hiumaa Island in Estonia, applied for this one his own name.
12.00 EUR
 
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This year we again offer some fully double varieties raised by our Estonian friend Taavi Tuulik, who found them in the wild on Hiiumaa Island after the Chernobyl's disaster. They all are nice, fully double and well separable one from another by the flower shape, blooming time and foliage. Some are offered for the first time and in general only by me. It is not easy to describe the shape of the flowers, but the pictures show you everything - and you can see that each variety is different by its doubling, the shape of the petals and flower etc., therefore the descriptions are short.
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This fully double cultivar has slightly orange-shaded flowers and is one of the deepest coloured forms among nearly 50 (!) different, well separable cultivars of A. ranunculoides selected by Taavi Tuulik and grown in our nursery. This is named after father of Taavi Tuulik.
10.00 EUR
 
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In Estonian language its name means "extremely disorderly" and characterizes placing of additional flower segments in flowers centre, which can be something different in each flower.
10.00 EUR
 
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This variety named after Taavi Tuulik's friend has medium large flowers with around 40 petaloids over very regular base formed by standart number of petals. It is fertile as pataloids are interspersed with untransformed anthers and stigmas.
10.00 EUR
 
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Named after brother of Taavi Tuulik this variety has very variable shape of flowers from unusually looking centre formed by small partly modified, half petal - half anther looking petaloids, but later start blooming even fully double flowers. Both types and intermediates are very nice.
10.00 EUR
 
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This is a smaller plant than the type, with short rhizomes, forming narrow sharply toothed leaves, but with the same sized, vivid yellow flowers of the larger forms.Originally selected by Michael Hoog from plants which originated in Como Province, Italy.
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One of the most attractive Muscari s. l. which catches the attention of every visitor of our garden for its very bright, large sky blue flowers. There is no other species with so bright colour and of such shade among Muscari s. l. N-E Turkey, alpine meadows on marshy or boggy ground. Coll. at 2000 m, between Bayburt and Erzurum (BATM-191). Not difficult in garden.
10.00 EUR
 
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Flowers very dark dull blackish blue-violet, inside tinged green in large broad racemes between two linear basal leaves. Height 15-20 cm. E-Turkey, on wet meadows. Very easy in garden. My stock is raised up from wild collected seeds (near lake Van, E Turkey, BATM-100) and is virus-free.
3.00 EUR
 
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This beautiful species allied to Muscari is known only from one mountain pass in "Turkish" Kurdistan where our team collected some seeds during our second visit there. They well germinated and now I'm offering the second generation seedlings of it. I never tried it outside, but as plant from very high altitudes (2800-3000 m) it must be good grower in the garden, too.
20.00 EUR
 
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Quite unusual "muscari" with very large spikes of brown and white flowers from Sarmat steppe in Ukraine, but growing wild also in Turkey. Can reach very large size and attractive also in seeds.
7.00 EUR
 
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Lavander, pinkish or almost white, 3-4 cm long, funnel-shaped flowers are arranged in a lax umbel of usually more than 15 flowers held on a 30-40 cm high stem. For a sunny place in a rock garden. This wild form is grown from seeds collected in Tehama Co. in California where it grows in sparse grassy meadows in heavy, clayey but gravely loam. I place this one between the best American bulbs.
10.00 EUR
 
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Large colonies of this beautiful violet-purple cluster-lily colour the grassy slopes of the Columbia River Gorge. The 3 cm large upward-facing flowers have a central ring of cream-coloured staminodes and stamens. The open umbels are on 15-20 cm long stems. In nature on heavy clay soils.
5.00 EUR
 
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A smaller brodiaea with the perianth divided into a short tapered tube and 6, long, spreading lobes. The lobes are dark blue-purple. The filament appendanges in combination with the broad staminodes produce a white crown that encloses the exserted anthers. The 6-10, 2.5 cm large flowers are presented in an open umbel on 15-20 cm long, slender scapes. In wild it is growing in a heavy clay in a serpentine grassland. Needs dry summer conditions.
8.00 EUR
 
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This species looks as diminutive version of B. elegans. Deep blue flowers with a whitish tube are composed in beautiful umbels on short stems. In the wild stem sometimes is completely in soil, but not so in cultivation, but it is dwarfest of Brodiaeas in my collection. Need vernally moist soil with good drainage and is excellent pot plant. In wild it is growing on grassy slopes between pine/oak woodland, Santa Lucia Range, California.
10.00 EUR
 
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A dwarf species, 10-20 cm in height, something more robust than type subspecies. Grown from seeds collected on Evans Flat in Greenhorn Mountains, California at ~ 2000m altitude. Flowers violet or lilac, up to 2,5 cm long. Excellent for bulb frame or alpine house. Need vernally moist, gritty soil. Subsp. kernensis is more robust than the type form with more flowered umbels on 10-15 cm long scapes.
5.00 EUR
 
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It is forming clusters of very heavily-chequered violet-rose flowers . This is one of the most intensely chequered Colchicums. Small blue-green leaves never becomes floppy. Recent genetic research indicates that this is an old horticultural hybrid between variegatum and autumnale, though it has long been accepted as a species. It remains an excellent, free-flowering, easy plant, making fabulous flowers and performing well in a variety of garden conditions. It is deservedly one of most popular Colchicums, but is one that has become increasingly scarce now.
8.00 EUR
 
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Nice autumn to spring flowering colchicum with purplish pink flowers and narrow petals, giving to plant spider like appearance. Leaves come up in autumn, but even here very rarely are damaged by frost. From limestone slope in W. Anatolia, nr. Karaköy, Turkey. Offered for the first time and very limited stock.
8.00 EUR
 
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Distinctive and very lovely dwarf species. Ideal for pot cultivation under alpine glass but also good in a raised bed of dwarf bulbous subjects where it will gently increase. Small, elongated bulbs give rise to clusters of medium sized pastel pink blooms in autumn. There are several 4cm flowers per shoot and larger corms will have at least two shoots, giving incredibly abundant blooming. Later comes out 3-4, narrow, shiny green leaves. Autumnal leaf emergence along with autumnal flowers in the genus Colchicum is quite rare feature, but it never suffered in our garden, too, although now I'm growing it only in pots.
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91
A nice dwarf autumn-blooming species with campanulate bright lilac-rose flowers and contrasting yellow anthers. I offer high altitude form, received from Gothenburgh BG but originally collected in Turkey, E of Bozkir, it has proved hardy and adaptable in garden, making good increase from its small, thin, stoloniferous sideways creeping corms.
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92
This beautifull miniature autumn blooming colchicum is endemic of Crete. It blooms very long in autumn forming many nice light lilac flowers. Only problem is that you need carefully remowe all died flowers as they easy get Botrytis and it can contaminate leaves if not removed and this is dangerous for corms, too.
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93
A new species, described in 1998 by Chris Brickell. Known from a small area of the Amanus Mountains in S. Turkey. It forms compact clusters of quite large, yet short-stemmed flowers in September with broad overlapping petals lightly chequered in pale pink-violet on whitish ground colour.
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94
A small, neat, white to pink autumn-flowering species with a few glabrous, ligulate leaves. In ‘Flora of Turkey’, Chris Brickell includes the Turkish plants under C. troodii, described from Cyprus. This coll. is from near the type-locality for C. decaisnei in Turkey, Hatay province, between Antakya and Yayladagi.
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95
A lovely spring blooming Colchicum from Central Asia, with short leaves borne with the clustered flowers which open in an overlapping sequence. They are white with the outside variously striped in deep purple-violet and with contrasting yellow anthers in the centre, sometimes pure white. There are only two colchicums in Central Asia - this white C. keselringii and yellow C. luteum and both occasionally hybridise when met in nature. Good for pots but I grew it for many years outside without any problems. Stock comes from high mountains in Tajikistan and is completely hardy.
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Flowering time in clones from Iran and NE Turkey are variable ranging from August to late November. Apart from that, this species is fairly variable in colour, ranging from deep pink to purest white. Its great advantage in garden is very thick perianth segments making excellent bad-weather resistance, each flower lasting for 3 weeks.
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97
Colchicum leptanthum is known from a single location in NE Anatolia, Turkey, where its area of occupancy (AOO) is estimated to be 4 sq. km. Its steppe habitat is declining because of dam and road construction and the overall population is in continuing decline due to habitat loss. The species is therefore listed as Critically Endangered. My stock derived from type collection, used for its description, so no damage to native population was done by me.
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98
The first samples of this very widely in Central Asia distributed species were introduced in West Europe from Afganistan. It was grown and distributed by Willem van Eeden, but then suddenly in one winter he lost all his stock - was it some disease or nematode (most likely) invasion, I don’t know, but plants which I baught from him some years earlier still are growing with me. They has larger and darker yellow flowers, than those from former Central Asian Republics of USSR. Very limited stock.
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This species is growing in Armenia and collected there for me by my Armenian friends. It is very similar to Colchicum trigynum and Karin Persson list it between synonyms of the last, although there are some features allowing separating both, regardless of similarity.
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100
Just recently described (in 1999) spring flowering species with small light violet flowers and blackish purple anthers and dark base. Abundantly flowering and surprisingly well growing and increasing.Corms in some stocks are something horizontally oriented, resembling short and thick stolones, in others vertically positioned. Something similar to C. serpentinum, growing in the same area but easy separable by leaves which in C. munzurense are narrowly furrowed, 7-10(-12) mm wide.
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101
One of the earliest blooming species (here in July) and I always suddenly realize that the Colchicum season in my greenhouse has started after a break in bulb blooming. Grown from material collected on Mount Parnassus in Greece. Forms clusters of quite large, goblet-shaped soft shell-pink flowers.
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102
A rare species from Sarichinardag W from Antalya, Turkey. It is unique in having deep purple red cataphylls above the corm. There are 2-4 bright rich pink flowers made per shoot, in September. Good in a sunny spot or a medium sized pot under glass. I collected few corms under large Platanus tree at 1200m near spot from where I described Crocus sarichinarensis.
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103
Beautiful light lilac flowers in early spring with narrowly elliptic segments and bright orange spots at the base of filaments and with black anthers (pollen yellow). Usually 2-5, sometimes up to 8 flowers per bulb. Leaves canaliculate, 1-3(-7) mm wide. Originally collected in Turkey, near Gaziantep.
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104
In our opinion one of the best spring flowering species with large, nicely rounded pure snow-white to lighter or darker pink flowers, very variable in colour and in shape. In spring 1997 in full flowers it survived several nights of -15 C without any protection and even after such severe conditions for two weeks it continued to bloom and even gave a good seed crop. In wild distributed in Caucasus and quite widely in Turkey.
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105
One of the nicest colchicums, with 5 cm long, funnel shaped flowers of bright rose-pink in the spring, in small clusters which stick straight up out of the ground, with the narrow leaves. A “large flowered miniature” ideal for a choice garden spot or alpine house pot.
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A dwarf spring-flowering species, widely spread from Spain to Turkey, but hardly ever seen outside of the mountain pastures that it inhabits. Three small leaves gives its name, and pale- to mid-pink, goblet-shaped flowers appear in March. These have black anthers, which open yellow from pollen colour. Excellent in a pot, good enough for the garden.
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From gardeners standpoint all bulbous Corydalis can be divided into two large groups: woodlanders and steppelanders. Woodland species prefer peaty soil which never dries out completely and a light shade. They must be planted as soon as possible. If tubers look overdried, we recommend you to soak them in water for several hours before planting. Eastern woodlanders from Siberia, Far East, China are more susceptible to drying out than western woodlanders from Europe, Caucasus, Turkey . Corydalis solida cultivars belong to same group. Steppelanders or ‘bulb-belt’ species generally are sun-lovers and need dryer summer conditions . We harvest them annually and keep out of soil in a bulb shed.
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Flowers yellow with a pink spur and a purple nose, one of the most beautiful and rarest corydalis discovered by me in Ber-Kara (Black Stream) gorge, the Kara-tau mnt. range at 1700-2000m. Easy growing. According to Henrik Zetterlund: “a plant you will never forget if you ever get a chance to see it”.
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108
I discovered this beautiful species in the upper reaches of the river Shing, Tajikistan. Flowers white with a blue stripe in dense spikes, one of the most floriferous. Initially was misidentified by me as C. glaucescens. Renamed after me by Magnus Liden from the Gothenburg Botanical Garden, Sweden, when was found that it is new, still unknown species.
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109
Flowers very large, white with a long pink spur and purple nose, an excellent grower in a sunny place. Collected during my first expedition to Central Asia in 1975 in Kirgyzstan near Bishkek at 1800-2000 m on a gritty slope.
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110
A late flowering species with slightly pinkish, bluish or whitish flowers (very variable by colour) and finely dissected foliage from near Avlan Gölü in S Turkey.
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111
This subsp. in the wild grows very far from the typical subsp. of C. caucasica - in NW Turkey, near Lake Abant and can be easily separated from the typical form by its densely-flowered not one-sided racemes and differently shaped lower petal. Flowers are large, light purple with a nice honey scent. I got only 2 tubers of this form from a Czech collector but it perfectly grows from seed. A self-incompatible species.
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112
A wonderful and floriferous species from North Caucasus, excellent grower and dependably making a superb show every spring, along with gentle increase underground. In addition, it self-sows to a limited extent although it is never a weed in the manner of some of the annual yellow/white species. It makes dense spikes with large, creamy flowers very early in the season, these are held over compact glaucous foliage. Soon after flowering the plant vanishes underground up to next spring. Excellent for planting between perennials.
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113
Flowers of a very delicate shape, light pinkish purple with a dark purple nose in quite loose but long spikes giving the plant a quiet charm. Easy in garden and even self-seeding. Collected near Oreanda in Crimea, Ukraine before Russian occupation.
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114
The correctly named plant and not malkensis - although by colour both are something similar the two are very different species. Corydalis vittae has densely packed flowers that open greenish-white and mature to pure snow-white. They are smaller than in C. malkensis and flowering is much later and lasts longer than any other species. A very worthwhile garden species, not needing any special treatment and happy in humus-enriched soil in part shade. I even gave to it nickname "Touch of Gold" as greenish shade of buds before whitening gets some golden tint.
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115
Flowers long, pure white with very delicate pinkish purple rim at edge of petals. Long upturned spurs and red pedicels add additional charm to this beauty named in honour of my youngest granddaughter.
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116
Very vigorous second-generation seedling with long, dense spikes of light violet flowers with large white “mouth”, spur long and lighter. Up to 25 cm high. Very abundant flowering.
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117
One of my latest and best selections with very large spikes densely covered with bright pink flowers with large white “mouth”. Up to 25 cm high. A second-generation seedling from the Penza strain. Very abundant flowering.
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118
Flowers white with light pink shading on petals, spur held almost horizontal, almost white. Flowers arranged in tall strong, erect spikes.
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119
Very beautiful seedling with very dense spikes of slightly light pinkish shaded flowers with some lilac tint soon becoming white. At some stage buds are slightly creamy making it distinct from other white-pinkish cultivars. Blooms very abundantly.
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120
Flowers with distinctly vertically oriented pinkish purple spurs and bluish purple lower and upper petals.
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121
Most unusually coloured cultivar between my “new generation” seedlings with uniformly coloured, slightly orange toned, reddish pink spur and almost pure white lower and upper petals. Real break in colour of corydalis! Nothing similar with other my hybrids!
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122
This is a pure solida seedling with unusually bright violet flowers, completely lacking any muddy shade quite common in violet solidas. The inner petals are white, creating a beautiful contrast.
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123
A selection of the so-called ‘Kissproof’ type. This hybrid has a very wide deep purple edge on the outer petals and pure white inner petals and spur.
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124
A very late flowering variety with bright dark red flowers. My stock is raised from a single tuber received from Chris Brickell, and it well differs from other “reds” which flower earlier and usually are of a lighter tint.
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125
Flowers are throughout pinkish carmine-red, only inner petals are white making elegant tongue coming through red lips.
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126
This very unusual seedling of C. solida clearly shows the presence of C. paczoskii in its parentage. Makes large spikes with very contrasting whitish flowers with an upright lilac-pink spur, the outer tepals rimmed bright violet, but the tips of inner tepals blackish lilac. Very special!
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127
Flowers bright violet purple with white inner petals making excellent contrast, formed in erect, dense spikes. Excellent newcomer.
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128
A nice addition to the ‘Kissproof’ type with beautiful purest white flowers, lips of petals are nicely, thinly rimmed dark purple. Spikes are very compact.
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129
Very early blooming selection from ‘Penza’ strain with almost pure white, only very slightly bluish tinted flowers in perfect racemes.
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130
Flowers light pink, but turns to lilac pink with age. Robust form with only slightly dissected foliage. Selected by Arnis Seisums from ‘Penza’ strain.
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131
Flowers uniformly white with light blue shading. Stem and pedicels light bright green making a wonderful colour combination.
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132
Tall growing and early flowering form. Flowers white with long, light violet-bluish spur. Excellent form. One of selections from ‘Penza’ strain.
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133
Flowers of very bright orange red colour, only the “tongue” has slightly pinkish tint and white fine line surrounding central zone.
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134
Cultivar of dramatic colour which in brightness surpass famous 'Zwanenburg'. Flowers bright intensively red, excellent grower and increaser selected by famous Latvian bulb breeder Juris Egle. Very limited stock!
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135
Flowers very light pink shaded almost white with darker pink mid-zone of lower and upper petals.
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136
Flowers cold snow-white in large, erect spikes. Quite late flowering form with robust, only slightly dissected foliage.
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137
One of the most dramatically coloured Corydalis in my collection attracting attention of all visitors from a very far distance with its unusually bright luminous scarlet red colour. It is a selection from ‘Prasil’ strain, received by me personally as a single tuber from the late Michael Hoog in 1991, and he gave me it “as the greatest treasure” of his collection. Up to rising of SPRINTER by Juris Egle it undoubtedly was the brightest red cultivar.
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138
Flowers very bright sky-blue flowering very early therefore sometimes can suffer from night frosts when some protection is required but it is one of the most beautiful species so an additional care will be well rewarded. From Tomari, Sakhalin.
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139
A species of unclear taxonomical position, considered by Russian botanists as C. subremota but regarded by M. Liden and H. Zetterlund as a subsp. of C. solida complex. Flowers bluish-violet, finely divided foliage. Collected by Baltic expedition in locus classicus near Krasnojarsk in Siberia, very far from Europe where true C. solida is distributed in nature. Great rarity.
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140
Comparatively late blooming species with bright sky blue to slightly lilac flowers in large spikes and with stoloniferous habit (forming additional replacement tuber on underground part of stem at its scale-leaf).
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441
In this Monograph are results of my more than 50 years long experience growing crocuses and in it is included descriptions of all 235 species of crocuses known at 1st December 2016. The descriptions are supplied with distribution maps, colour pictures, are included information about growing, morphologie of crocuses and key for all species included in this monograph, which is real Encyclopedia of crocuses. The size of book is 568 pages (A-4) and it is richly illustrated (more than 1700 colour pictures). Unfortunately since 1st of January, 2020, Latvian Post cancelled special postage rate for books and now postage costs significantly rised. But I'm still keeping former price for EU - 40,- Euro including postage, although now this only just-just covers my costs. For out of EU postage costs depends from country (for example, sending to Australia will cost me 39,- EU in damage safe packing, or 20,- Eu in size 18 bubble envelope). Book always is posted separately from plants. You can order book writing to me by e-mail janis.bulb@hawk.lv
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In this part you will find crocus species and cultivars blooming in autumn. On attached picture general view of our autumn crocus collection pictured 30th of September, 2017.
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This species of Crocus speciosus allie was discovered by me in Iran and named after the renowned plantsman Jim Archibald, who introduced many new plants from remote countries. Flowers very specially coloured - with 3 stripes along the back of outer flower segments. Very limited stock!
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142
This is beautiful autumn blooming crocus from C. speciosus group with very large flowers and creamy yellow to deep yellow throat and many branched stigma well overtopping anthers. One of the best "speciosus" from open fields in Armenia. At present unoficial name but will be soon described by Janis.
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143
Quite a local species in the wild, limited to the oak-scrub region around Akseki in the western Taurus range, but it has proved to be one of the best of the saffron group in cultivation. Possible outside in a sunny, dry site and an easy, satisfying species under glass. Delicately veined, white to palest lilac flowers with showy, scarlet styles, generously produced in autumn,
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144
One of the rarest and mostly looked for autumn blooming crocuses still grown in very few collections. In nature it is found only in single gorge of rebelling Abkhazia in Caucasus, so no possibilities to collect additional material in wild. Flowers bright violet with large white base and prolonged tips of petals.
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145
Beautiful species from Crocus speciosus group with many-branched style hidden between anthers allowing its easy separation from the other species in this group. It raised my attention as being something special long before it was published as distinct species.
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146
One of the brightest white crocuses with a very branched very bright orange style and large nicely rounded tepals. I’m offering pure white forms with small deep orange throat, which originate from the Taygetos mnt. in Greece.
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The most elegant species from Crocus speciosus group with cool white throat and glistening white flower tube. With the first glance on it you will understand that it is something very special. I named it as Crocus elegans, but according rules of International code, the priority has name given by Ingo Schneider.
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148
Surprisingly, but this crocus from SE Turkey turned the hardiest in cultivation and I grew it for years even in garden. The flowers generally are lilac, but can vary a little, especially in throat colour, which can be pure white or with short, dark, sometimes even brownish stripes in the throat. Our plants are not selected by throat colour. They originally were collected on Topuz pass, at altitude of 1535 m., along road from Urgup to Kaiseri, on stony clay slope, where it grew together with Crocus ancyrensis, so separation of both was done only in cultivation.
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149
This sample was collected on Akdag, near vil. Erkenek, along rd. to Karadere. It has more pointed flower segments and coarser tunics than could be according original description of C. cancellatus, but at present I can't attach to it other name. Really under name of different "cancellatus" stocks most likely are hidden several at present unrecognised species.
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150
Quite a variable species with a whitish ground colour densely striped purple sometimes confluent at the tips, with very prominent deep yellow spots at the base of the flower segments. Very beautiful. Corms positioned in the soil vertically. Not difficult and here grows even outside.
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151
Flowers white to deep violet with darker violet stripes in the throat or throughout the petal inner surface whilst in the centre sit chrome yellow anthers and a long deep red three-branched stigma. The striking colours are further enhanced by a strong fragrance of saffron. It is one of the very few species whose flowers don’t close at night. Last researches on genetic level confirmed that just Crocus cartwrightianus is the ancient parent of C. sativus.
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152
This is a population on Crete which Herbert named as Crocus cartwrightianus var. creticus. In overall appearance it is somewhat similar to C. oreocreticus, but the latter is a high mountainous plant never growing lower than 1000 m, whilst C. cartwrightianus on Crete is distributed around Khania at the western end of the island at altitudes not higher than 300 m. There are several morphological features separating them both, too, and Cretan population of C. cartwrightianus deserves a closer examination as it could belong to another not yet described species. According to E. A. Bowles, “…it flowers so freely in English gardens that it is very attractive on sunny slopes of a rock garden in October and November..."
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153
This crocus earlier regarded as a subspecies of C. cancellatus has lighter or darker lilac flowers with an indistinct lighter or darker striped throat. My plants come from seedlings originally collected in eastern Turkey and are more vigorous and better growers than the usually offered forms from Jordan. Corms have remarkably coarsely netted tunics.
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154
Crocus dilekyarensis is described from the region traditionally regarded as the land of C. mazziaricus (belongs to the C. cancellatus s.l. group), but the latter in the type locality and in the Peloponnese generally is white or only slightly lilac-tinted, and even the darker-coloured specimens from the surroundings of Thíva (Thebes) and Larissa have never been so bright bluish violet as is C. dilekyarensis. Crocus from the adjacent Samos Island (Greece) has slightly lighter flowers and the corm tunics seem to be something coarser, but most likely it is the same species. Plants from other spots on Dilek Yar are practically identical with those from Samos.
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155
Earlier was regarded as a subspecies of C. pallasii. It has narrow wiry leaves and starry flowers, typically in shades of wine purple but sometimes lighter. Needs a bulb frame or alpine house to show its best. Original plants were collected P.&P. Watt, near Gulnar at altitude of 500 m. It is local race with deeper coloured, red-purple flowers and paler, less conspicuous style branches. Offered are seedlings from original stock so can be something variable in colour.
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156
It is another form of less dramatically coloured flowers, but by all important morphological features this one completely agree with deep purple form. The stock was originally collected by Seisums, Archibald and Stevens on Kubbe gec, between Malatya and Puturge at altitude 1900 m. from where C. turcicus is known, but by all features it is typical C. dispathaceus.
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157
This rare species comes from Gilan province in NW Iran. Flowers are medium sized, white, flushed lilac to light lilac and with slight violet veining. With age becomes darker. A close relative to Crocus autranii with which it readily hybridises although has a different chromosome number. Does not like drying out in summer.
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158
Very elegant lavender to pale lilac-blue flowers with a white throat and broadly ovate segments on a long flower tube from the Mani peninsula in the Peloponnesus, Greece. An excellent grower and a very beautiful autumn crocus.
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159
Pure white selection of Crocus goulimyi from Mani peninsula with creamy white flowers and something different form of flower.
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160
Crocus hadriaticus mostly has white flowers with distinctly yellow throat. Offered are stocks grown from wild collected seeds, so they are variable in colour of throat and flower tube.
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161
This beautiful hybrid selected from open pollinated seeds of C. hadriaticus in my nursery is easy separable by its dark purple flower tube. Seems that it is sterile (I never got seeds from it) although I never tried to handpollinate it and it has very good increasing rate by corm splitting. I decided to name it after my very long time mountain travel partner from Czech Republic Jiri Bydgoscz.
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162
It is not easy to get hold of the true species, quite often under this name are offered various, superficially similar forms of C. suworowianus which sometimes do resemble C. hakkariensis by the shape of the flower segments – they are distinctly wedge-like and somewhat angular at the tips (obtrullate). But any doubts disappear when the throat is checked for in C. hakkariensis it is distinctly hairy and nude in its relatives. In cultivation C. hakkariensis requires hot and dry conditions during the summer. Very rare in cultivation. Offered plants were originally collected in Iran, at border with Hakkari Province of Turkey.
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163
Just at Christmas of 2018 published new species from Hatay Province in Turkey near Syrian border which originally was collected by me and Eugenius Dambrauskas already in 2003 (sample RUDA-117), but published only now when more detailed studies of this relative of well known Crocus kotschyanus were performed. Its main feature separating it from all other samples of C. kotschyanus sensu lato is forming of leaves already during blooming. It has different chromosome number, too, but there are other morphological features separating both species, as length of stigma and its branching and position relating anthers, although they are something more variable. I have 3 different gatherings of this species, all collected in the same region independently by me, Erick Pasche and J. Person from Gothenburg Botanic Garden. Offered is stock HKEP-9205 originally collected already in 1992 with lovely light violet, darker striped flowers and +/- confluent large yellow-orange blotches at the base giving an impression of an orange throat.
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164
I came across Crocus haussknechtii in Iranian Kurdistan, in a few locations E of Sanandaj, on hard clay on open rocky slopes, not exactly on rocks but on moderately sloping spots where more soil had accumulated. In my samples from Iran the flowers are somewhat light lilac, actually nearly whitish, with slightly darker lilac veining though the colour can vary. Generally the ground colour remains whitish but the veining can be quite dark lilac. The style branches are very deep red, widely expanding at the apex. Plants from Jordan soon will have new name.
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165
This is the most westerly occurring representative from large C. speciosus group, growing wild in W Greece. It has purplish striped cataphylls, similar cataphylls have only two other species from this group - most easterly growing C. zubovii and C. xantholaimos, growing midway between both its relatives.
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166
Crocus hermoneus by flower is almost indistinguishable from C. cancellatus, sometimes the two grow in mixed populations, so for a correct identification it is necessary to check the corm tunics. In general its flower segments are narrower and more widely open in sun, when flower segments even can bend backwards. Really under this name are hidden several species which soon must be published (may be already are). Here is offered sample which will keep the name "hermoneus". Very limited stock.
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167
At present still it is "nomen nudum" - not officially published name, but I hope to work on its publication this winter. It is growing wild on Chios Island and is quite variable - flowers are from pure white to dark striped purple and its anthers are yellow or black - in almost any population you can find plants with both anther colours. My stock was collected in spring, so no special selection by flowers was made, and I didn't separate them during cultivation, so don't ask me for special colours and I can't guarantee that corms which you will receive will have black anthers - such were in average around 30 % of collected corms and same proportion remain between their seedlings. Legend tells that blind ancient poet Homer (author of Odyssey and Iliad) was born on Chios, so this new species will be named after him (if someone will not publish it before me).
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168
This species belongs to Crocus speciosus group but is easy separable by its white anthers and branched stigma which well overtops anthers. For long it was regarded as C. pulchellus (for its white anthers) although is easy distinguishable from the last. In wild it grows in Turkey in Europe and seems that in adjacent Bulgaria, too. Very limited stock!
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169
It is in fact a diminutive form of Crocus speciosus, with small nicely veined and striped flowers, the main feature for separation is the stigmatic branches that end between tips of anthers and are less branched. That allows proving the correctness of the name. Often under this name are offered various hybrids or seedlings of the Crocus speciosus. Offered stock was collected at its "locus classicus" just before entry in Ilgaz Dag National Park, but outside it!
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170
This exceptional hybrid was selected in my nursery from seedlings of subsp. ilgazensis and it somewhat resembles C. pulchellus in colour (white anthers, a deep yellow throat) but the flowers are larger with pointed tepals and prominent veining like in C. speciosus. Anthers well overtop the slightly branched stigma. A real beauty and good grower. Earlier was offered under name 'Fantasy' but later some Dutch company gave same name to some spring blooming crocus, so I was forced to rename mine, to avoid misunderstanding. I never registered my hybrids, always they were registered by other growers or by KAVB. Excellent grower in outside garden, too.
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171
This beautiful crocus has pure white flowers, sometimes only slightly tinged lilac and something resembles C. asumaniae growing quite far from it. Most distinct feature is very long pistil splitting only over tips of anthers.
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172
This one is very variable stock, collected by our team on mountain steppe over vil. Tepekoy in SE Turkey. It is very good grower and increases by corm splitting only occasionally forming grains at corm base. It belongs to typical C. kotschyanus with diploid chromosome number 2n=8, whilst its relatives from Hatay province has 2n = 10.
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173
This variety has a white style and for this feature it was misnamed as C. karduchorum. The inner base in this form is pure white without any yellow spots. The stigmatic branches are hidden among the anthers. Seedlings split into the typical form and in var. leucopharynx. Rarely offered.
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174
Generally with a white background colour, but it can be lilac, too. Flower exterior with thin, purple feathering of varying intensity, the whole beautifully contrasting with the frilly mass of expanded style lobes. Anthers pure white. Flowers from late autumn and continues into winter.
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175
The flowers are starry, strong violet-purple with a lovely fragrance and a small deep orange throat in the centre surrounded by a diffused whitish zone. The throat colour is quite variable. Its fragrance fills the greenhouse and I list it among the best autumn-blooming crocuses.
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176
Earlier known as subspecies of C. cancellatus this beautiful crocus now is regarded as separate species – so distinct from C. cancellatus it is. Flowers pure white with a contrasting deep yellow throat complemented with a deep orange-red finely divided red style that fills the centre of the flower like flickering flames.
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This species is one of the most desirable newcomers of late blooming autumn crocuses with mostly glistening white flowers and a large methylene-violet throat, red entire stigma branches and yellow anthers. There is some variation in the amount of violet, in the shape of the flower segments and sometimes the flower segments are light violet. This stock was originally received from its discoverer E. Pasche and carefully grown up from seeds in our nursery. It grows well in pots but must be kept cooler in summer.
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178
Although Crocus mazziaricus is a well-known and widely distributed species, its taxonomic status, or rather, just to which populations its specific epithet can be applied, is still debatable. Certainly, in such a large region several species might be hiding under the common name “C. mazziaricus”. Plants offered here originally were collected at the locus classicus on Lefkada Island at W coast of Greece (there it grew side by side with C. hadriaticus in mixed populations) and respond to original description.
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179
An autumn-blooming member of the large C. biflorus group from Greece earlier wrongly named as „C. crewei”. Flowers are white marked with small, deeply coloured, almost black, stripes on the outside, rarely stippled grey. The anthers are with a black connective, rarely entirely black, but sometimes yellow. A very distinct and attractive plant with a nice honey scent.
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180
It took many years and repeated careful hand-pollination to rise up virus-clean stock of this very beautiful autumn blooming species. Its native population is heavy virus infected and now almost destroyed by wild boars, completely ploughing up and cleaning from crocus corms the locality where this crocus grew in abundance only some years ago. In nature it was very difficult to find few healthy plants from which my stock developed.
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181
Althought the name means ‘snow-white’, more often in trade are offered forms with slightly bluish flowers. The colour varies from white to light blue and it flowers in October. One of the best autumn crocuses.
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Large, vivid and richly coloured deep violet flowers on long tubes open from September. Needs a damp, humus rich soil to do well, and does not need a hot dry rest in summer! It produces stolones and could naturalise in short managed grass where it can slowly spread. Can be grown outside here.
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This is a very nice crocus, blooming with moderately large flowers that are carried on comparatively long tubes. Quite often the outer segments open wider than the inner ones. It is a good grower in the greenhouse, well multiplies by corm splitting and sets seed readily, although hand pollination is essential for two reasons – firstly, the species blooms here late when natural pollinators for the most part are absent, and secondly, in milder climates it easily hybridises with other species. Not difficult but must be kept somewhat cooler in summer than its relatives.
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184
This is typical, true Crocus pallasii and comes from its locus classicus in Crimea, now occupied by Russia. I succeed to collect this crocus really in the last moment before Russia occupied peninsula. C. pallasii was described just from Crimea, so my plants belong to true, typical species. Flowers are mostly lilac of various shades, rarely white, the throat usually whitish with deep purple stripes. Stigma trilobed, deep red levelling with the anthers. Flower segments in the Crimean plants are generally broader than in those from Turkey, which most likely belongs to another species.
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185
Originally it was collected out of flowers between ruins of ancient Ariasos North of Antalya and when bloomed in my collection, turned extremely variable - some individuals resembled Crocus assumaniae, growing far to the East, few had colour and stigma as in C. kofudagensis (growing far to the West), but most of them resembled some of Turkish crocuses at present regarded as C. pallasii aff. Revisiting of site at blooming time confirmed huge variability of this population. Is it the place where met all those species or something else - I don't know. At least species status for both - kofudagensis and assumaniae were confirmed by DNA. Offered plants are not selected by colour, but dominates individuals which looks closer to C. pallasii sensu latissimo.
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186
Beautifull light bluish lilac flowers with deep yellow throat, which provides excellent contrast to show off the white anthers that, characterise this beautiful Turkish species very rarely offered. Our plants comes from several localities E from Antalya up to Mersin in South Turkey. Very limited stock.
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187
These are wild forms of this beautiful, mid-autumn blooming very hardy crocus from Chios Island (Greece) with nice rounded lilac-blue flowers with a bright yellow throat and white anthers. Tepals with a few darker stripes (veins). Seems that just Chios populations are the most attractive between 26 acquisitions of this species in my collection.
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It is diminutive relative of C. laevigatus from Crete. Like all the species that enter winter with well-developed leaves, here it can be grown only under cover where it perfectly blooms usually starting from the end of October (although the earliest record is from 5th October, 2011) and finishing in December. C. pumilus is reported as sufficiently hardy, but here in our long and as a rule harsh winters it can suffer from frosts. It very well sets seed and multiplies by corm division.
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189
This member of the large C. speciosus group has a very distinct genotype and grows quite isolated from others on the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine (at this moment occupied by Russia). By flower it looks quite similar to the type speciosus but blooms generally much earlier. We once had a stock that was already in bloom in the first days of August but it was destroyed by rodents.
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190
Assumed to be an autumn-flowering mutation of C. atticus, it has retained the large size of lilac to white flowers and in most cases has a large dark yellow throat, which sometimes is pale or surrounded by a white border like in the well-known spring cv. ‘Tricolor’. There are two, geographically isolated populations of what was once thought to be all Crocus robertianus. Most likely both represent two distinct although morphological similar species. Certainly, scientific examination of the DNA confirms that this southerly collection is not the same species as robertianus from type locality in Pindus Mountains. I only recently got material from the type locality of robertianus so further research will be applied. Offered stock comes from southern population and was collected not far from Varnakovo Monastery,
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191
Another member of large "speciosus" aliance. This species grow in the wild at low altitudes and due its deep yellow throat something resembles highland C. xantholaimos, but contrary to it has distinctly more branched stigma overtopping anthers. At present it is known only from two spots around Sakarya in NW Turkey. As it is typical for autumn species growing at low altitudes, it blooms later than its relatives from high altitudes. Very limited stock.
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192
This stock of C. salzmannii of unknown origin I got under name of "Crocus clusii" from my great friend Zhirair Basmajyan (Armenia) who tragically was killed last summer by some young robber and burnt together with his summerhouse and all collection of harvested bulbs. From the first blooming I put under doubt its name, because it formed long leaves during blooming, although at start was leafless. The identification was re-checked by anthers which in salzmannii is much longer than in true C. clusii. Although corm tunics are not very typical for salzmannii, they lay inside variability for C. salzmannii. As they are clone, I decided to name this stock after my late friend.
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193
This is famous saffron crocus, source of popular spice used to colour rice, bread and giving them special taste. With me it is growable only in greenhouse because need hot and long summer for flowering. My stock represents Iranian populations and was collected on saffron field during stop of our bus for tire change.
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194
It is regarded as a hybrid between C. scharojanii and C. vallicola (or between C. lazicus and C. vallicola). It has creamy yellow flowers and such plants occasionally can be found in the Caucasus and in Turkey where the two species meet in nature. From C. vallicola it has inherited the long acuminate tips of the flower segments and the prominent white stripe on the leaves. It shows hybrid vigour by forming somewhat larger corms and most likely this vitality has been taken over from C. vallicola which is easy in cultivation. My plants come from Georgia near Racha, on Mt. Tagverula, where it is growing at altitudes of 2600-2700 m. It blooms later than C. scharojanii and C. lazicus but before C. vallicola.
40.00 EUR
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195
This stock was collected near locus classicus in Georgia and represent true, typical form of this species. Cultivars grown under name of speciosus most likely represents other species from this group or are of hybrid origin.
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196
This is one of the first crocuses to start flowering after the summer rest. Similar to C. vallicola but without the conspicuous wispy tips of the perianth segments. Usually flowers are white, more or less lilac striped, especially in the throat, but between them can occur some lilac toned individuals. Corm lies on its side and needs dryer growing conditions.
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