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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Crocus chrysanthus 'Herald'

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2020
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richard.spicer.7906

Amazing what a bit of sun can do in the polytunnel ☀️ I’ve been reading today about the phenomenon 'Thermonasty' in crocuses, where the flowers open in response to increasing temperatures, rather than by light. It’s also very common in Tulips. which is why crocuses and tulips only open up on warmer days and not colder days. So there you go 🤓📖 #thermonasty #learnsomethingneweveryday

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richard.spicer.7906

#crocus #crocusherald #crocuschrysanthus #crocus-chrysanthus #crocuschrysanthusherald

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jaynehynesburton

Interesting 👍 Lovely colour Rich

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ShelleySnyder

Very interesting Rich! I didn't know that 💘😍

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kez001uk

Wow! That was fast! Beautiful contrasting colours 😍 your posts are always interesting to read 😁

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valjones-hughes

Clever nature huh? Propagators aren’t out on colder days so I suppose the flower is saving itself! Lovely crocuses BTW!

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pelly

Every day is a school day. I didn't know that either 😊👍

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flof1952

Stunning photo Rich 👌😀

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oldwoodentop

Thank you @richard.spicer.7906 The hotter you are the better you perform. #Nature is wonderful.

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cmmt

Beautiful 💛

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alysha

😍 @richard.spicer.7906

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rosiebug

So pretty Rich 💛💛💛

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richard.spicer.7906

The crocus in the tunnel are speeding along now... Herald has just come up in the last couple of days #crocus #crocuschrysanthusherald #crocusherald #crocus-chrysanthus

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kez001uk

Oh the burgundy is lovely 😍

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lesliecole49

You have the best encyclopedia listings! So much info!

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sieveheadsarah

Looking forward to seeing these open Richard 😀

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richard.spicer.7906

It’s a wonderfully rich colour Kerry, not many with colouring like that 😊💜 @kez001uk

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richard.spicer.7906

Aw thanks Leslie! 😊 @lesliecole49

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richard.spicer.7906

They were great last year Sarah, don’t often find this variety around much 💜💛 @sieveheadsarah

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richard.spicer.7906

Lol! Of course Lin, but I keep a lot of my tiny bulbs in pots as they get lost in the garden ☺️ @linfoster - my snowdrops seems in the garden 👍🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

...and by mid afternoon, after defrosting and warming up in the sun, it opens to reveal its inner self 😀👌🏼☀️ #crocus #crocus-chrysanthus #crocuschrysanthusherald #crocusherald

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kathy

Love the colour combination

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nessas

So worth the wait for them to thaw out Rich beautiful 🧡

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Yollymac

Wow! One of my favourites of yours so far! 😍😍😍

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sieveheadsarah

That's a beauty 😍😍

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wilko

Beautiful 😍

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pelly

Love this one 😍😍

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jennlamaye

Wow! #bestoffebruary

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mich

That’s such a pretty shot..beautiful 😍💚🧡

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harebell

Gorgeous 😊

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Puddings_pies

That's a goodun!

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gjones

Very pretty!

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richard.spicer.7906

So pleased to get a replacement order of these crocus from a more reliable supplier, and get the right ones! Crocus 'Herald' - has these lovely deep plum purple outer petals which have a slight yellow edging. The inner petals are primrose yellow. This was taken yesterday on a frosty morning....

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richard.spicer.7906

#crocus #crocus-chrysanthus #crocuschrysanthusherald #crocusherald

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jacaranda

Beautiful colour, Rich! 💜💜 @richard.spicer.7906

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nessas

More beauties Rich 💜💛

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Keely

Gawjus look forward to this one opening 💜💛💜💛

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mich

Love the colouring of these ones..they’re going to be beautiful when they open Richard 😍👌

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richard.spicer.7906

Crocus 'Herald' - planted in September in my classic pot display. This one has yellow and plum coloured flowers 🤓 #crocus #bulbs #bulb-addict #crocus-chrysanthus #crocuschrysanthusherald

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jilly

Wow going to look gorgeous 👍🏻

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fuschia

Woo hoo look at them ❤❤

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