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Colchicum speciosum 'Atrorubens'
© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Autumn crocus, Naked lady
poisonous or irritant
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, reddish-purple flowers in autumn, before the 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 the Caucasus, North East Turkey and Iran.