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common name: Autumn crocus, Meadow saffron, Naked lady
poisonous or irritant
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Open funnel-shaped, purplish-pink in autumn before the semi-erect, elliptic to 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.
Native of Turkey, Syria and Lebanon.