Fall-blooming Crocus Continue for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day December 2012

September 1, 2013 – 05:11 am

I think these are Crocus speciosus 'Conqueror' Yes, it’s true. The fall-blooming crocus I wrote about for last month’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day are still blooming. Some of the pale ones came up and are trying to bloom, thanks to a series of unseasonably warm days. The leaves of the pale ones emerge simultaneously with the flowers, so all the grass-like crocus leaves that you see are probably C. cartwrightianus ‘Albus’. As always, you can click on any photo to enlarge it.
I also have a bloom inside the house. A flowering tobacco seeded into my pot of rosemary. Rosemary, of course, isn’t hardy in my climate and I bring the rosemary indoors every winter. This flowering tobacco plant was growing in the container last winter and may have been there even longer, I can’t remember. I never pulled it out because I was just curious to see what it would do. It has bloomed when outdoors but I always cut it back to the rosette of leaves when I bring it in for the winter and this is the first time it has bloomed indoors. Three blossoms–how about that?All in all, about as good as I can expect for December.

The pale yellow autumn crocus are attempting to bloom,  as well as one valiant Helleborus niger Here's a better shot of the Christmas rose. Couldn't find the tag. There are a few Johnny-jump-ups blooming in a hunkered down fashion. flowering tobacco blooming indoors

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