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botanical name:
Colchicum tenorei
Colchicum tenorei © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Autumn crocus, Naked lady
synonyms:  Colchicum tenorii
family:  Colchicaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.20m
width: 0.10m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
stem/bark: white
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
Pinkish-violet flowers with slight tessellation and white veining, appearing in early autumn. Narrowly ovate, semi-erect leaves follow later.

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

By separation of corms.

other notes:
Native to the area around Naples, Italy, introduced to cultivation in 1858.

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