Colchicum autumnale /Autumn Crocus

Colchicum autumnale   / Colchicum autumnale
A late autumn blooming bulb
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A late autumn blooming bulb


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A naturalized colony of bulbs in flower

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Scientific Name: Colchicum autumnale
Common Name: Autumn Crocus
Plant Type: Deciduous
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Winter
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: It is known as autumn crocus, but in various regions it is known as naked-ladies. All parts are posionous if ingested. A very nice surprise flowering bulb blooming in late summer. If left in place and the foliage is allowed to mature bulbs multiply and form large colonies of flowers.