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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 sieberi subsp. atticus 'Firefly'

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2021
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richard.spicer.7906

Can’t get enough of these - Crocus sieberi subsp. atticus 'Firefly' #crocus #crocus-sieberi #crocussieberi #crocussieberisubspatticusfirefly #crocussieberifirefly

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ublaszko

They are gorgeous 😍😍😍 I love the purple veining and how three petals are lighter and the other three are darker. I think I prefer it to the one I have 'Tricolor'.

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gjones

These are lovely! Make me smile😊

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pelly

Just beautiful 💜💛💜

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DeborahBanks

Lovely 😍 I think I have these but no flowers yet.

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italydiva

These are so beautiful!

6d
  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2021
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richard.spicer.7906

I love taking pictures of crocus before and after they open, I take so many of them at this time of year, and often the outside markings on the sepals and tube are just as attractive as those on the inside. These 'Firefly' flowers are very vivid and strong coloured here but when they open they are much paler and delicate inside

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richard.spicer.7906

#crocus #crocussieberi #crocus-sieberi #crocussieberisubspatticusfirefly #crocussieberifirefly

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sharonhayden

They do seem to pale as they open and they definitely fade in the light - you choose lovely ones - mine have been in the lawn for years and randomly pop up

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emch

#greatcolor

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nej

That is beautiful 😍

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johninbrighton

Wonderful photo.

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anges

💜💛💜💛💜

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midnightgardener

They're so pretty 💜💜💛

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gjones

Love the colour on these😍

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richard.spicer.7906

More to come Sharon 😄 I’d love to put some in the lawn one day. Do you plant the tommasinianus ones? @sharonhayden

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Nej 🙏🏼 - it’s got a very striking colour about it @nej

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank you John 😊🙏🏼 @johninbrighton

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
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richard.spicer.7906

20/02/19 - Crocus Update - Crocus seiberi subsp. atticus 'Firefly', recognisable by it’s yellow perianth tubes and mauve tepals which fade to a light lilac. Quite a short one, and doesn’t extend out much beyond the foliage. However, I seem to have some stowaways in this pot of another one (and scrolling back it seems it’s always been in there and hadn’t noticed it till this year!) - the perianth tube on the stowaways are striped instead of clear yellow, and are much larger blooms than firefly.

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richard.spicer.7906

No idea what those might be, will have to do a bit of research and separate them off into a different pot ready for next year 👍🏼 #crocus #crocussieberifirefly #crocus-sieberi #crocussieberisubspatticusfirefly

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lovestogarden

They do look pretty together. 💞

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alysha

They are beautiful 😍 I’m like in love with these😁 @richard.spicer.7906

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lexijane

So dainty 💕💜

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ublaszko

Could it be Tuscan crocus/crocus etruscus?

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johninbrighton

@richard.spicer.7906 Wow ! This is a beautiful photo Richard. The colour looks almost luminous . Fabulous.

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quantumrobin

@richard.spicer.7906 This makes me wish it was my background photo ♡_♡ Perfect shot!

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jeatacake

Wow! Like @johninbrighton says, they do look luminous 😍

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richard.spicer.7906

Possibly Urszula will check it out. Of course, they have all faded now and can’t tell any of them apart 😂 (note to self, Mark then before the flowers fade next year!!) @ublaszko

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ublaszko

😁😁👍

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank you everyone 😊🙏🏼 - they do certainly appear luminous in the sun, and fade very nicely 👌🏼 @jeatacake @quantumrobin @johninbrighton @lexijane @alysha @lovestogarden

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

Soft lilac tones of Crocus sieberi subsp. atticus 'Firefly' 💜 #crocus #crocus-sieberi #crocussieberifirefly #crocussieberisubspatticusfirefly

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kvetinka

So beautiful Richard😍

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johninbrighton

Fabulous photo. Fabulous colours. Love it.

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

Crocus 'Firefly' 💜💛💜 #crocus #winterwonders #crocussieberifirefly #crocussieberisubspatticusfirefly

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bandicoot

Beautiful photo!

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pelly

Oh I like those, they're gorgeous 💜💛

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Urshy63

😍😍👌

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jennlamaye

#bestoffebruary 💜

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SikoMa

Gorgeous😍💜💛

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Yollymac

I look forward to your crocus photos in my newsfeed every morning - they are delightful!

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harebell

Gorgeous colour 💜

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gauravsh6

Lovely Colours

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nej

Very beautiful

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful 💜💛💜

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2017
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richard.spicer.7906

This have a lot of potential 😍💜 #crocus #crocussieberisubspatticusfirefly

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Naomi126

Stunning shot 👌📸👌

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plants

Good pic😀📸👏👏💜

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plants

Capture is a stunning shot Richard 📸👌👏👏👏

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

Now for some #crocus #bulbs , 'Firefly' 🤓 #pots

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mojo

💜💛 These look really pretty

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riakat

Ooooo what fun!! I am in full bulb buying/planting obsession right now and loving it. Feel a bit like the busy squirrels running around in my yard burying their goodies 😂😂

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