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botanical name:
Colchicum bivonae
Colchicum bivonae © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Autumn crocus, Meadow saffron, Naked lady
synonyms:  Colchicum bowlsianum, Colchicum sibthorpii
family:  Colchicaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.15m
width: 0.10m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Autumn
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Goblet-shaped, fragrant, purplish-pink flowers, usually white at the bases, appearing in autumn before the semi-erect, strap-shaped to linear-lance shaped leaves appear.

Deep fertile soil, well drained but not too dry. Full sun. Plant corms about 10cm deep in summer or early autumn.

From seed or corms.

other notes:
Native of the western Mediterranean area from Italy to Turkey.

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