On 17 Aug 04 at 10:39, Jim McKenney wrote: > Our discussion of fall blooming crocus has resulted in Crocus > tournefortii being mentioned. I've had this species twice over the > years, each time from a different source. I find it curious that two > PBS contributors, each of whom has grown and seen a lot of good > plants, should rate this species so highly. As I see it, it's just > another washy pale pinkish-blue crocus. In fact, I think the corm is > just as interesting as the flower. Should I ever obtain one of the > richly scented forms, my opinion of this species will soar. What I like about C. tournefortii is the color. It's very close to a true sky blue with a white center. Perhaps "pale powder blue" is slightly more accurate, for some values of both "powder blue" and "accurate." Or to try to be technical, it's a pale true blue, but not very saturated. Not much trace of the purple tone that most "blue" crocuses have in them. -- Rodger Whitlock Victoria, British Columbia, Canada "To co-work is human, to cow-ork, bovine."