Flowers are large with wide petals of cobalt blue color. Suppliers inform that it is spontaneous hybrid without information about parents. For the first time in my catalogue.
Autumn flowering colchicums
Often looking for new rarities we are forgotten about nice old cultivar. I consider C. autumnale as one of the most beautiful among colchicums.
Colchicum autumnale ALBUM
A white form of the species grown for centuries in European gardens.
Colchicum bornmuelleri ARTUR KLARK
A clone of one unusual plant found by me among C. bornmuelleri seedlings. I think it is a sport with more striking color of flowers. They are intensive purple with porcelain white bottom and white rims around outer petals.
Often in the first stage of the flowering the flowers have a purplish tint so it is not an albino form, but a plant with very light color of flowers. In the full flowering the flowers become snow white with delicate bright purple marks on the tops of petals and pistils. Wonderful!
Turkey, Middle East. I have a rare possibility to offer this year a limited quantity of this beautiful plant.
Colchicum laetum hort.
Dutch garden clone. There is a big difference between these plants and true wild C. laetum from Eastern Russia. Probable it is a nice form of C. cilicicum with long petals. In any case they are plants of a special beauty.
A charming plants flowering in August after a short dormant period. The flowers appear escorted with leaves in the autumn. None the less they always pass winter easily and goes on growing up in next spring.
Before I saw different variants of the name for this plant, but now I know exactly as the variety was originally named by a selector. The plants have more wide petals then the type and leaves compressed to the soil.
Spring flowering colchicums
A small colchicum native from S. Greek recently come to our gardens. In the wild it's a typical winter flowering species, but in Lithuania it flowers in the early spring. The bulbs of curious stick shaped form disposed in the soil horizontally.
A new species native from Jordan. Although its native land is far to the South from us, the plants grow well here surviving cold winters and giving reach flowering in early spring. I have information that in the wild they prefer wet soil conditions, but never have been tried to make an imitation in the garden and grown them in conditions common for most of colchicums.
A small colchicum common for many places on the territory of Balkans. Early spring flowering with relatively large flowers and short tube. Hardy.
Colchicum (Merendera) candidissimum
A novelty from Armenia! Found in Sisian region. Exclusively rich flowering starts early spring. Although looking on the name it is reasonable to suppose that flowers must be entirely white, they can be light rose too. Plants twice larger then well known C. trigynum grown in the same region and flowering in the same time. New introduction.
C. doerfleri often treat as C. hungaricum or as a subspecies of C. hungaricum. In any case every species has variability in the wild. This species (or the form) is exclusively rich flowering comparatively with typical C. hungaricum.
Colchicum hungaricum VELEBIT STAR
Antoine Hoog's is first supplier of this popular spring flowering plant native from Velebit mountains. It is not a clone so plants with light rose flowers are possible under the same name, but the plants I have got from Antoine have pure white flowers.
A lovely plant constantly in great demand. They grow in wild around all Central Asia often with big conglomeration, although are rare in gardens because of specific condition of growing. Offered plants are native from Kirgizia. After long interruption.
These plants was collected exactly in the place described in Flora of Armenia. In many aspects it is Colchicum szovitsii type plant grown in wet often boggy ground. They differ from true C. szovitsii with the flat open fully on the sun flowers, long more light green leaves looking up and late development of leaves. They are the most large colchicums flowering in the early spring. Hardy in outdoors.
A tiny plant with stick shaped bulb disposed in the soil in horizontal position. So planted one time it one point they conquers step by step new spaces and after some years they form a nice flowering spot in your garden.
This unusual plant gives a possibility to propose that it is a natural hybrid C. kesselringii x C. luteum, because have signs of both ones, but after some expedition when I saw enough of natural hybrids of this pare I can be sure: it is absolutely distinctive plant needed good research. So I move this one in the section of my catalogue "Spring flowering species".
Janis Ruksan's selection. Petals has more narrow then variety above. Flowers white.For the first time in my catalogue.
Colchicum szovitsii TIVI
Janis Ruksan's selection. Has pure white flowers with wide petals.For the first time in my catalogue.
A primrose of Caucasian mountains covering slopes with flowers in the early spring. In wild they are tiny plants with a single flower, but in gardens they enlarge bulbs many times and give a bunch of flowers.
Flower next to fully white inside with rose tops of petals. Outside rose. It is first in the flowering time among autumn flowerig hybrids ans starts in the middle of August yet. So the dormant period is relatively short.
Raised by me. It has before the name "LARISA DOLINA", but since 2010 year I have registered this variety in KAVB as "LARISA", because had no rights to use the name L. Dolina without her personal permission. Has softest pink colored flowers, notable and striking even if you were looking from a distance to a flowering colchicum collection. There is not the same color among colchicum hybrids.
There is a presence of blue shade in purple coloring of flowers. So, the "sea" name is understandable. Janis Ruksans who has given me these bulbs now has came to conclusion that the priority name for this variety should be "Jaroslavna".
A new hybrid C. luteum x C. SNOW OF HIGHLAND, which differs from variety below with darker spots near base of petals. New introduction.
After many years of my job for crossing Colchicum luteum and Colchicum YETI with object to get a specific color of flowers comes to finish and I can offer first clone with pure light yellow flowers. They are really big plants with large bulb and leaves.
Species and kind of species
Plants from colorful population found by me near river Belaya, N. Caucasus. Color of flowers is from pure white to dark purple.
Selected among wild plants. Flowers are bright rose. Limited quantity after some years needed for clone restoration.
Corydalis kusnetzovii SNOW QUEEN
Found among wild plants collected in N. Caucasus. Long time I did not know what is it. The plants have pure white flowers and although the flowers was a copy of C. kusnetzovii, because of untypical color of flowers and larger foliage I was not sure that it can be a variety of C. kusnetzovii. Now, after consultation with specialists I offer this plant as nice form of C. kusntzovii flowering exclusively rich with white flowers. New introduction.
Grows in dark deciduous forests of Crimea. They form hollow tubers reached a large size. Because they are an habitant of the wet places they need the same condition in gardens and dry period between the lifting and the planting must be short.
A true giant among corydalis! The stems reache 70 cm high. The tubers remind of rhizomes. Flowers early.
Since the time when these plants was a great rarity and till now, when they are good known and popular I regularly sell this corydalis found by me in Tadjikistan mountain forest. Grow better in semi shade. In the dormant period they prefer dry condition, but I have noted that they can grow well in outdoors without lifting in airy ground with a good drainage.
Crimean endemic grown in forests and on highland plateaus between shrubs. Needs relatively dry conditions.
Corydalis shanginii ssp. ainae
The plants with large perennial tubers grown well in open sunny spots.
Corydalis shanginii ssp. shanginii
The same condition of growing like the plant above.
Corydalis solida MARKUCHIAI
It's an albino form with pure white flowers collected in Markuchiai (park near Vilnius). They are robust plants flowering abundantly. Grow well in shade under trees in constantly wet and airy ground. Quick planting after receiving is preferable.
Corydalis x allenii ENNO
A hybrid C. bracteata x C. solida. Large cream flowers with rose noses. Vigorous and propagated well plants flowering relatively late. Must be planted immediately after receiving.
Corydalis x allenii ENNO'S EXCLISIVE
I noted that Corydalis x allenii ENNO is not a clone, but a stock composed with hybrids of different color of flowers. I have separated a very beautiful exemplar with red shaded flowers and now have a specific clone. I offer this clone under a special name.
Corydalis angustifolia x C. decipiens MARGA MUZIKA
A perfect hybrid C. angustifolia with strong bicolored flowers. Nicely dissected leaves have bronze color in the beginning and bronze shade then. The variety is named by me in honour of my lovely music band with the same name - MARGA MUZIKA (Colorful Music) which sings etno music of different countries.
A hybrid C. kusnetzovii x C. decipiens. Everybody who grown corydalis in outdoors knows that capacity of many species for producing and spreading very small seeds in abundance is a great problem, because for short time it can transform your garden to a corydalis lawn. Plants from the new group of hybrids C. kusnetzovii x C. decipiens created by me are sterile and have no seeds. Corydalis hyb. BOYAR is the earliest in flowering from this hybrids.
My colleagues from other countries write me that this subspecies is not popular among crocus lovers because of a very poor flowering. Think the population which was a source of the garden clone is not the best. This clone grows excellently and shows me a rich flowering every autumn
Raised by me. This hybrid C. speciosus x C. pulshellus has remarkable coloured flowers unusual for both parents. At my opinion it's the most impressive autumn flowering crocus. My great success and my favourite!
I can not say that it's the largest crocus but really the tallest one. The height of flowers with tube can reach up to 25 cm! I grow them successfully in semi shade on the spot with constantly wet ground without lifting and disturbing for many year. Having these conditions the plants propagate well with long stolones.
Crocus pulchellus ALBUS
A variety with pure white flowers. For the first time in my catalogue.
N.W. Greece. A wonderful autumn flowering crocus with large flowers of perfect form.
Plants collected in Armenia. They have cream bottom (not grey white as ever) and outer petals often bordered with whitish rim more or less intensive. Exclusively firm in our climate and never has been damaged by frosts or any illness.
Crocus speciosus BLUE WEB
A clone of a single plant selected among C. speciosus seedlings. The flower has a very contrast blue veins on light ground. I offer this my variety after long interruption.
Crocus speciosus ssp. xantholaimos
N. Turkey. Flowers of subs. xantolaimos differs from ssp. speciosus flowers with the yellow throat.
Spring flowering crocuses
Wide zone of natural habitat in C. Asia. Exclusively early flowering, after snow melting! Needs dry summer rest.
Crimea. I offer plants variable in color of flowers. Starry flowers open widely on the sun. Prefers full sun and dry summer rest.
Crocus chrysanthus CREAM BEAUTY
One of the best C. chrysanthus variety. Vigorous and excellent grower.
C. tommasinianus x C. VANGUARD. A nice hybrid with contrasting coloring of outer and inner petals.
Has naturally small corms however are able to give a single large flower of striking color in early spring. My plants do not give long stolons, but without doubt it is a true C. herbertii
From highland of The Carpathians. The flowers are relatively large with typical marks on the tops of petals.
There are a one small population in Kosovo region.
Crocus x leonidii EGO
From the group of C. reticulata hybrids selected by me from the crossing C. reticulatus x C. angustifolius. Janis Ruksans in your monograph kindly offer to name this group of hybrids "Crocuses x leonidii" and in the catalogue they are offered under this name. All crocuses x leonidii listed below are sterile plants, hardy in outdoors in our weather condition and firm against virus infection. The able to vegetative reproduction is very high. Exclusively early flowering!. This variety has the largest flowers among all C. x leonidii hybrids.
Crocus x leonidii JANIS RUKSANS
Flowers of medium size, but exclusively colorful. The backs of petals are reddish brown.
Crocus x leonidii LITTLE AMBER
Flowers are yellow of mustard shade with narrow dark purple stripes. Long time I had to restore this nice variety after the strong winter 2006 year when thousands corms was killed or damaged with hardiest frosts.
There is originally from Croatia. Large white flowers with dissected red pistils.
Crocus RAINBOW GOLD
C. veluchensis x C. cvijicii. A fantastic hybrid of Dirk Schnabel!
Crocus sieberi HUBERT EDELSTEN
It is a garden hybrid between two subspecies. It is difficult to describe its fantastical look. The better is to see a picture. For the first time in my catalogue.
Crocus TURKISH COCKTAIL
C. flavus x C antalyensis. The parents of this hybrid grow in Turkey divided with strait. So they have met in my nursery and their child got the name TURKISH COCKTAIL. As you see in color of flowers present coloring of both parents: yellow and blue.
Wild parents of many garden hybrids. Excellent grower in our Northern conditions!
A very colorful spring flowering crocus. One of the easiest in outdoors here.
Crocus versicolor STILYAGA
I have many clones of this variable crocus but this one is the best and the most beautiful at my opinion because of contrasting draw of veins on the petals.