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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. sublimis 'Tricolor' syn. Crocus sieberi subsp. sublimis f. tricolor

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

My favourite crocus on emerging 💜🤍💛#crocus #crocussieberisubspsublimistricolor purple, then thin band of white, with a yellow base. Always wondered why they dont consider it quad coloured as the flower tube colour adds to the effect too

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cyndi

Beautiful

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pelly

Beautiful 💜💛💜

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akshat

Beautiful

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juliesgarden

Beautiful 💜💛🤍

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ublaszko

I only have a couple coming up here and there. Snow bunting seems to be the winner. Tricolour are barely poking above the soil 😁

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wtwitchell6969

@richard.spicer.7906 any chance I can burn ya ears mate. I’ve had my two lemon trees in the greenhouse. For weeks now with a heater. And I woke up this morning to finding soot everywhere. I’ve cleaned them down and taken off the bad leaves. But any ideas on giving these a boost. So I don’t lose them. I will never use a paraffin heater again.

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richard.spicer.7906

Hi Wayne, sorry to hear that. Sounds like a nightmare. Not sure I’m able to help as I’ve never grown citrus before. The only thing I can suggest is to keep caring for it as you would normally in winter until spring - not sure if this rhs link will help perhaps 👍🏼 https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/grow-your-own/.fruit/citrus

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Cyndi 😊🙏🏼 @cyndi

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank you Jane 😊 - I’ve not been out for a few days but today when I checked on them they were all out in all their glory @pelly

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank you Akshat 😊 @akshat

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Julie 😊 - I’m liking the little anthers poking through the tops! @juliesgarden

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

21/02/19 - Crocus Update - this is one of my favourite Crocus, and as the name suggests it has this wonderful tricolour pattern on the tepals as it emerges, and if you throw in the colour of the perianth tube as well then it could be quad coloured 😄 - purple, white band, yellow base, and when they open up they are exactly the same inside. Been in the polytunnel for the last hour watering, absolute bliss in here and very nice temp 😎☀️💛💜

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richard.spicer.7906

#Crocus #crocussieberisubspsublimistricolor #crocus-sieberi #tricolourcrocus

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alysha

Superb!!! Omg I love them. 😍 the color is outstanding. 🤗😁 @richard.spicer.7906

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lexijane

How lovely. I look forward to see them open 💜💛

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ublaszko

Nice and sunny here as well 😍

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anges

Lovely! They remind me of tie dye 💜💛💜💛💜😍

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juliesgarden

Gorgeous Rich💜💛💜💛

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suerichards

Ohhhh I want. Gorgeous 💜💛💜

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QT

I 💜💛💜💛💜🧡 trio colors the 🌱..this is so pretty 🥰🥰

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lisa868

Love this one too !

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rosiebug

Wow they are fabulous 💜💛💚

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nej

Wow beautiful 🤩

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

Seems I did take a photo after all of this one. I couldn’t find any the other day but I take so many sometimes I forget what I’ve taken, posted etc.. #crocus #tricolourcrocus #crocus-sieberi #Crocussieberisubspsublimistricolor

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tinaaune

I thought I was the only one who did that... 😉 @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

😆 - It doesn’t take much to confuse me these days! 😉 @tinaaune

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AlisaJ

Oooo I really love these! 💜🧡💜

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juliesgarden

Wow 💜💜

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

I forgot to post this one a month ago, it’s long since gone but adding it to my plant list. I didn’t catch it before it faded unfortunately so will be hoping for a return visit next year #crocus #tricolourcrocus #crocus-sieberi #Crocussieberisubspsublimistricolor

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gjones

That's a pretty one!

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godfreye

That’s lovely🤗

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lesliecole49

I'll bet it was beautiful

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pietalou

Hi there. They are lovely💚 I have some of these. They faded as well. Do you know what should I do for keeping them alive in summer amd winter? ( watering, protecting from mines winter degrees etc.) @richard.spicer.7906

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cyndi

Well thats pretty for sure mother nature always amazes me

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kimguy

Beautiful colors @richard.spicer.7906

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Joan323

🌺beautiful.. love the colours Rich..

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Puddings_pies

Psychedelic

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richard.spicer.7906

Hi @pietalou - you should let them die back naturally over summer, so that the foliage dies down slowly. Crocus like to be dormant during the summer months, I allow mine to still get some rain every now again so that they don't fully dry out completely, then in late autumn and early winter they will soon start to wake up as temperatures decrease. Most crocus are winter hardy but I don't know which ones you have so best to check. Hope that helps 😊👍🏼

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pietalou

Thanks a lot Richard. 😄The information you gave is very helpfull. I hope I can manage to make them alive for next year👍Have a lovely day🍀 @richard.spicer.7906

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