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botanical name:
Colchicum 'The Giant'
Colchicum 'The Giant' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Autumn crocus, Naked lady
family:  Colchicaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.25m
width: 0.18m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: lilac
main season: Autumn
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Very large pink-lilac flowers with white centres, carried on sturdy stems in autumn. They emerge from the bare soil, before the narrowly ovate, semi-erect leaves follow in spring.

Deep fertile soil, well drained but not too dry. Full sun. Plant corms about 10cm deep in summer or early autumn.
Can also be grown indoors in a soil-less container.

By separation of corms.

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