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botanical name:
Crocus cartwrightianus
Crocus cartwrightianus © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.12m
width: 0.05m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: lilac
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Small, very delicate, autumn and early winter flowering bulb. Linear leaves with a silvery central stripe and fragrant, lilac or white flowers with purple veining.

Full sun and gritty poor to moderately fertile, sharply drained soil. Keep dry during the dormant period in summer. May be grown in containers and kept in a cool alpine house.

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