Autumn Crocus

Colchicum autumnale

Autumn Crocus - Colchicum autumnale

Common Name: Autumn Crocus
Genus: Colchicum
Species: autumnale

Colchis is an area of Asia where various species of Colchicum can be found growing in the wild.

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.10 m (10 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink, Lilac
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: October & November

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This perennial corm has long, lance-shaped leaves. During autumn, goblet-like pink-lilac flowers are produced. As the common name suggests, Colchicum autumnale are often mistaken for a type of Crocus. But they are not at all related. Colchicum autumnale is ideal for naturalising in grass.

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