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

Crocus speciosus subsp. speciosus

  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2019
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richard.spicer.7906

They’re not early, but they are late. Although I did only plant them about a month ago 🤭 #autumncrocus #biebersteinscrocus #crocusspeciosus #crocusspeciosussubspspeciosus #crocus-speciosus #betterlatethannever

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richard.spicer.7906

Hmm, this plant record has a lot of colchicum linked to it rather than Crocus speciosus. Probably confusion as both this and Colchicum are a type of autumn Crocus, but they are different genus. The flower parts are different and styles split, like in Saffron, which is also a Crocus (Crocus sativus). However, Crocus speciosus is TOXIC! I’ve updated the name in the encyclopaedia to Bieberstein’s Crocus, named after the first man to describe this plant, and might help tags in the future.

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pelly

They've done well then, aren't they just beautiful 💜💛

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clipperty

Beautiful, I’m having a rare treat in seeing Sid from Racheybabes earlier and Crocus from you, while having a bit of a late lunch...in between painting the kitchen. Very welcome and always love your detail 😘 x x x

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sharonhayden

Good to know - so I don’t eat the wrong one 🤔👍🏻

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auricula

Lovely and as fast growing as radishes! 💜

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sherrisgarden

Very pretty 😍😍

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juliesgarden

💛💜

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cyndi

Pretty

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midnightgardener

Very pretty and such a lovely colour 😊😊💜💜

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