Some plants with 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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Well known variety of unknown origin. Probably C. agrippinum x C. autumnale. Strong tessellated flowers. Autumn flowering. First time on sail.
Recently found in wild on small space in Southern Greek. Tiny plants flowering in spring. Bulbs are stick shaped disposed in the soil horizontally. Best do not disturb bulbs for long time, so that they were forming a group increasing its limits every year. Ideal for pots and alpine gardens. First time in catalogue.
My favorite among autumn flowering hybrids! Long petals with strong tessalation. Autumn flowering.
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.
Colchicum bornmuelleri ARTUR KLARK
A clone of one unusual plant found by me among typical C. bornmuelleri. I think it is a sport with more striking flowers. They are bright 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 flowers become snow white with delicate bright purple marks on the tops of petals and pistils. Wonderful!
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.
I was consulting with specialists and they inform me that plants of C. luteum type and white flowers are known and have been found in the region where was collected this plant. There is a theory that it is a wild hybrid of C. luteum and C. kesselringii. I save my old name for the plant, but since 2014 year I will offer this plant under the name Colchicum SNOW OF HIGHLAND.
Colchicum kesselringii YETI
The most distinct form of C. kesselringii (or may be no kesselringii). Nothing of common in the form, size and colour of leaves with true C. kesselringii. Leaves are large flat with rounded tops. Flowers white. Think the plant like plant above is of hybrid origin.
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 very long petals. In any case they are plants of a special beauty flowering abundantly in autumn.
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 was not the same colour among colchicum hybrids. Autumn flowering.
Charming plants flowering in August after a short dormant period. The flowers appear escorted with leaves developed well in the beginning of winter. None the less leaves always pass winter well rarely damaged by frosts.
Before I saw different names for this plant, but now I put corrected written name of selector. Plants of this clone have more wide petals then species, wider in upper part.
Turkey. They was discovered recently. A wonderful early spring flowering colchicum with stoloniferous bulbs.
Colchicum POSEIDON (syn. JAROSLAVNA)
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". Autumn flowering.
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. Early spring flowering.
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 time and give a bunch of flowers.
Colchicum VIOLET QUEEN
A colchicum hybrid with the most deep purple flowers checkered a little. Autumn flowering.
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 ARMENIAN GEM
This habitant of Armenian coniferous forests has come to my collection not too long time ago surprising me with its creamy yellow large flowers distinguished from a white flowering form usual in Georgia. Better in shady spots, under trees. Does not like disturb and frequent replanting.
Corydalis angustifolia GEORGIAN GEM
Georgia. Snow white flowers in dense racemes and narrowly dissected leaves.
Corydalis caucasica PURPLE
Tiny plants with large flowers of the perfect form. Always this species has dark purple flowers. I found in N. Caucasus (Karachaevo-Cherkesia)a population of C. caucasica with flowers of all shades of rose and combination of purple and white. They are not easy and I recommend to find a constant place in a garden where will be planted the tubers for long time without any disturbing.
Corydalis caucasica ROSE & WHITE
First time I have possibility to offer a limited quantity of plants from the population described above. These plants have strong bicolored flowers.
Corydalis caucasica WHITE
From the population described above. Flowers pure white.
Corydalis hyb. BOYAR
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 wast corydalis plantation. 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 time in this hybrid group. This variety and all hybrids C. kusnetzovii x C. decipiens do not like a dry keeping.
Originally from The Caucasus. Compact foliage with dense racemes.
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 Tadzhikistan mountain forest. Grow better in semi shade. In dormant period they prefer dry condition, but I have noted that they can grow well in outdoors without lifting in airy ground with good drainage.
It's a Crimean endemic grown in forests and on highland plateaus between shrubs. Needs more dry condition.
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, a park near Vilnius. Very robust plants flowering abundantly. Grow well in shade under trees in constantly wet airy ground. Quick planting after receiving is preferable.
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. Spring flowering.
A very distinguished from all crocuses by the form of flowers. Corms have a short dormant period. The best is not disturb corms as long time as possible. In this case you will have a high propagation and nice flowering every year. Autumn flowering.
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. Spring flowering.
Crocus chrysanthus CONSTELLATION
A rarely grown variety of C. chrysanthus. Tiny plants with flowers of unusual bronze colour. Spring flowering like all C. chrysanthus varieties below.
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. First time in catalogue.
Brilliant yellow flowers. Early spring flowering.
Crocus hadriaticus ssp. parnassicus
Leaves appears above the ground before winter and it is a dangerous peculiarity for our strong winter, but year by year this Southern species from Greece passes winter with leaves and gives pure white flowers in autumn.
Naturally small corms however are able to give large flowers of striking colour in early spring. My plants do not give long stolons, but without doubt it is a true C. herbertii
Native from mountains of C. Asia. Golden yellow flowers spotted brown on the back of outer petals. Early spring flowering. The easiest in outdoors among C. Asian species.
An endemic plant of Kosovo region. Spring flowering.
Crocus kotschyanus ssp. kotschyanus
Free and rich flowering clone found in Lithuanian gardens. Autumn flowering.
Crocus x leonidii EGO
From the group of C. reticulata hybrids selected by me from 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 first time 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.reticulata hybrids.
Crocus x leonidii JANIS RUKSANS
Flowers of medium size, but exclusively colorful. 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. Spring flowering.
From Kopet Dag mountain. Exclusively early flowering in Lithuania. Probably it's a winter crocus in W. Europe. Different shades of blue in colour of the flowers.
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 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 this condition the plants propagate well with long stolons.
Crimean form of Crocus pallasii. They are very beautiful nd colorful plants with wide petals of flowers. Although botanists put these plants to C. pallasii pallasii they more remind outwardly of C. pallasii ssp. haussknechtii and like these are not easy in outdoors in our climate zone. Need full sun and dry warm summer rest.
Crocus RAINBOW GOLD
C. veluchensis x C. cvijicii. A fantastic hybrid of Dirk Schnabel! First time. Limited quantity.
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 extra size of flowers. Exclusively firm in our climate and never has been damaged by frosts or any illness.
Crocus speciosus BLUE WEB
Raised by me. Egg shaped flowers of medium size with dark net of blue veins on very light ground of petals.
Crocus speciosus OXONIAN
The darkest flowers among registered C. speciosum varieties.
In contradistinction to C. speciosus this has bright yellow bottom of flowers.
They grow on highland meadows of Crimea. Very variable in colour of flowers from next to white to deep violet and sometimes even rose. Spring flowering.
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.
A very colorful spring flowering crocus. Excellent in outdoors.
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.