Some plants with rose lilac flowers was found by me among Ch. luciliae ALBA. Probably it's a result of free crossing of different Ch. luciliae varieties.
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Autumn flowering colchicums
Colchicum autumnale ALBUM
A white form of a colchicum 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 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 colour of flowers. In the full flowering the flowers become snow white with delicate bright purple marks on the tops of petals and pistils. Wonderful!
Recently named and described species from Amanus mountains in Turkey. Grows well in outdoors in Lithuania and flowers very long time in September-October.
Colchicum laetum hort.
Dutch garden clone. There is a big difference between these plants and true wild C. laetum from N. Caucasus. Possible it is a nice form of C. cilicicum with long petals. In any case they are plants of a special beauty flowering abundantly.
Charming plants flowering in August after a short dormant period. The flowers appear escorted with leaves developed well in the beginning of the winter. None the less they always pass winter well rarely damaging with frosts.
Before I saw different names for this plant, but now I put corrected one as plant was originally named by a selector. Plants of this clone have more wide petals then species and leaves compressed to the soil.
Spring flowering colchicums
A habitant of Armenia, grown in highland often near melting snow. Early spring flowering in Lithuania. I have seen plants started flowering in late autumn, passed winter well with flowers and then continued flowering in the spring. So it is possible to say that they have exclusively high frost toleration. Prefers wet soil.
A new species native from Jordan. Although the place of the wild growing is far from Lithuania and has very big climate difference, the plants grow well here in cold winter and flower in early spring. I have information that in the wild they prefer wet soil conditions, but never have been tried
to reconstruct it in the garden and grown them in conditions common for most of colchicums.
A small colchicum flowering early spring with relatively large flowers and short tube. Hardy.
C. doerfleri often treat as C. hungaricum or as ssp. 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.
The most early and the most floriferous plant among spring flowering colchicums I have.
Colchicum hungaricum VELEBIT STAR
Antoine Hoog's selection 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.
These plants was collected exactly in the place described it in Flora Armenii. In many aspects it is Colchicum szovitsii type plant grown in wet often boggy ground. Differs 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. It is the most large colchicum flowering in spring and flowering exclusively early. Hardy in outdoors.
A tiny plant with stick shaped bulb disposed in the soil in horizontal position. So planted one time it start conquering step by step new spaces and after some years they form a nice flowering spot in your garden.
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 are able to enlarge own size many times and give a bunch of flowers.
Colchicum hybrids autumn flowering
My favorite among autumn flowering hybrids! Long petals with strong tessalation.
Raised by me. (Colchicum DICK TROTTER x Colchicum speciosum ORDU). Striking purple flowers with green tubes. Petals are narrow and long. Registered in KAVB in 2010 year.
Colchicum GOTHIC STYLE
Raised by me. The flowers are very large with long plicated petals.
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. Softest pink coloured flowers, notable and striking even if you were looking from a distance to a flowering colchicum collection. There is not the same colour among colchicum hybrids.
Has 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".
After many years of my job for crossing Colchicum luteum and Colchicum YETI (wild hybrid C. luteum x C. kesselringii) 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. A few.
Colchicum SNOW OF HIGHLAND
It's a clone of the single plant selected by me among typical C. kesselringii. I was consulting with specialists and they inform me that plants C. luteum type with white flowers are known and have been found in the region where meet areas C. luteum and C. kesselringii. It must be a wild hybrid of C. luteum and C. kesselringii.
Species and kind of species
Corydalis angustifolia DZERMUK
Found in pain forest near Dzermuk in Armenia. Like other C. angustifolia from Armenia has cream flowers smoller then ones of ARMENIAN GEM but very abundant.
Plants from colorful population found by me near river Belaya, N. Caucasus. Color of flowers is from pure white to dark purple.
Corydalis caucasica ROSE & WHITE
Selected from specimens of wild population grown in region near river Belaya. These plants have strong bicolored flowers.
Originally from The Caucasus. Compact foliage with dense racemes.
Corydalis kusnetzovii BRAVO
Selected among wild plants. Flowers are bright rose. Limited quantity after some years nided for clone restoration.
Grows in dark deciduous forests of Crimea. Forms hollow tuber which can reach 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. Limited quantity I can offer after long interruption.
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.
Corydalis nudicaulis form
A form of the species with long narrow leaves. First time offered in limited quantity.
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
An albino form with pure white flowers collected in Markuchiai (park near Vilnius). Very 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. Flowering relatively late. Must be planted immediately after receiving.
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 propagated it vegetatively. Now 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. First time offered.
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 flovering. Think the population which was a source of the garden clone is not the best. My clone grows excellently and present 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 stolons.
A Crimean form of Crocus pallasii. Although exists many forms of this species grown on large territory of Middle Asia this certainly is the best. The flowers have wide petals and bright color striped mostly. Need full sun and dry warm summer rest in moderate climate of Lithuania.
N.W. Greece. A wonderful autumn flowering crocus with large flowers of perfect form.
The most mysterious crocus native from the highland of The Caucasus. The bulb bears one flower only, but it's large and has brilliant yellow orange color. It is difficult to name it a true autumn flowering crocus but more summer one, because bulbs have a very short dormant period and start flowering often in July. I saw a fields of flowering C. scharojanii on the highland of N. Caucasus. It was one of the most impressive lanscape I have seen. Although in the wild they grow in relatively usually soil conditions prefering wet places, in garden they are problemtic plants not easy for growing.
Plants collected in Armenia. They have cream bottom (not grey white as ever) and outer petals bordered with whitish rim more or less intensive. Exclusively firm in our climate and never has been damaged by frosts or any illness.
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 colour of flowers. Starry flowers open widely on the sun. Prefers full sun and dry summer rest.
Crocus biflorus ssp. adamii
Armenian native crocus. They have exclusive variability and I saw flowers of very different colours so that even it is difficult to believe that they are the same species: from uniform dark blue and up to contrasted bicolored with yellow outer petals, striped or no.
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 between outer and inner petals.
Naturally small corms however are able to give a single large flowe 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 Karpathos. Relatively large flowers 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.
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.
Originally from Croatia. Large white flowers with dissected red pistils.
C. veluchensis x C. cvijicii. A fantastic hybrid of Dirk Schnabel!
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.
Crocus YELLOW GOLD
A popular spring flowering hybrid (C. flavus x C. angustiofolius). Hardy and floriferous.