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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
description:
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.

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

propagation:
From seed or corms.

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