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Re: colchicum.


Since I only have one showing out of the 18, I am guessing that the others
got planted a little deeper.  It has been quite warm since I planted with
only a few days and nights dipping to cooler weather...definitely less
humid!!

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN




> [Original Message]
> From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 09/11/2003 9:10:22 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] colchicum.
>
> Cathy, not to worry.  The Colchicums that are blooming here ar not the
ones
> you bought, speciosum.  Those coming up here now are C. agrippinum, C.
> 'Jochem Hof', and C. 'Zephyr'.  C. speciosum will start closer to the end
of
> the month or in October here in Zone 5.
>
> Bonnie's location is warmer which may have triggered them sooner. 
Sometimes
> Colchicum bloom a little later their first season.  Another factor is
> planting depth.  If you planted more deeply than Bonnie, your sprouts have
> further to travel.
>
> Regarding dormancy, you received your bulbs in their dormant state and
they
> actually bloom while dormant.  They'll wake up again in spring to put out
> leaves.  BTW, these were exceptionally large bulbs.  I had also ordered 15
> of the same species from another supplier and they were reasonable size
but
> much smaller than what you got.  Interestingly, all these colchicum came
> from the same place in Oregon.
>
> Kitty
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "cathy carpenter" <cathyc@rnet.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 10:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] colchicum.
>
>
> > I'm still waiting. Of course, I have never had them before, and have no
> > idea what triggers their bloom. Is it temperature, moisture,  or just
> > time since original dormancy?
> > Cathy
> > On Thursday, September 11, 2003, at 09:10 PM, Kitty wrote:
> >
> > > I have some coming up, too.  I never really get used to their simple
> > > beauty.
> > > Have grown them for years and they still take my breath away.
> > > What surprised me was that I just noticed that my Sternbergia lutea
are
> > > back. They're not supposed to be hardy here, but I got some a couple
> > > years
> > > ago from Peter and even with the rough winter we had they are back for
> > > their
> > > third appearance.
> > >
> > > Kitty
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
> > > To: "Agardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 11:29 PM
> > > Subject: [CHAT] colchicum.
> > >
> > >
> > >> Wednesday, my first colchicum bloomed...it is tulip-like, according
to
> > >> my husband...and a pale violet...very pretty. Thanks so much for the
> > >> introduction and sharing.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
> > >>
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