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corm

(korm) [Gr. kormos, a trimmed tree trunk]
A short, bulb-shaped underground stem of a plant such as the autumn crocus, a source of colchicine.

corm

a modified underground stem found in some MONOCOTYLEDONS, for example crocus and meadow saffron, that is usually broader than high and contains no fleshy scale leaves (as in the BULB) but rather has its food reserves in the stem. See Fig. 120 .
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Preliminary report on tissue culture of corms of Crocus sativus.
Pot up freesia corms in the greenhouse for winter flowers and scent.
After preparation of farm Bunches of two or tree corms are planted 10-15 cm apart and the distance between the rows is about 25 cm.
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The collection includes three superb varieties (15 corms of each) for just PS13.
Remaining corms can be planted in their original pot with fresh compost, kept cool, but frost free.
We're also giving away a painters' pallet of colour with 80 easy to grow Anemone De Caen corms too.
Each year a new corm is made on top of the chain of old corms.
blanda corms I should be I soaked for 24 hours before planting 6cm deep and 3cm apart in groups of 10-20 corms.
It is because these plants, together with those that grow from corms, tubers, tuberous roots and bulbs, contain a number of sterling garden plants that, too often, are neglected.
Corms should be planted 5cm (2in) deep between July and September in sun or partial shade in humus - rich, rather gritty welldrained soil with added leafmould.