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botanical name:
Colchicum speciosum
Colchicum speciosum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Autumn crocus, Naked lady
family:  Colchicaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.18m
width: 0.10m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Autumn
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Vigorous perennial growing from a corm to produce between one and three goblet-shaped flowers in autumn, before the lance-shaped leaves appear. Flowers are variable from pale pink to deep pinkish-purple, often with white throats, and yellow anthers.

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

From corms.

other notes:
From the Caucasus, North East Turkey and Iran.

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