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Autumn Crocus

Botanical Name
Colchicum spp.
Hardiness
Zones 4 to 9
Height
6 to 12 inches
Flowers
Fall: white, rosy-purple, pink
Light
Full to part sun
Soil
Fertile and moist
Planting & Care
  • Plant in late August
  • Set bulbs 3 inches deep and 6 inches apart
  • Divide every 3-4 years to speed up the spread
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Alboplenum - white, double, star-shaped flowers
  • Giant - one of the tallest and largest flowering of the autumn crocus, lavender-rose flowers sporting white throat
  • Waterlily - lavender-pink double flowers resembling a waterlily bloom
  • Violet Queen - pinkish or reddish purple checkered with white lines in the throat, orange anthers
  • Lilac Wonder - narrow amethyst blooms

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