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Colchicum ‘Beaconsfield’

Autumn crocus

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Features

  • BloomsOctober to October
  • Height0.1m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourPink-purple-white

Description

Colchicum ‘Beaconsfield’ (Autumn crocus). This robust corm has large, vase-shaped, rich, pinkish purple flowers with white centres in the autumn. Large, semi-erect, basal leaves grow in spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Corm, Fragrant

Other common names

Crocus, Naked ladies

Origin

Europe, Africa, Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their mainly goblet shaped blooms.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.5 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

The are fully to frost hardy, and will need an open sunny situation with well drained soil. Plant at a depth of approximately 9cm.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed or division in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

All parts are toxic if ingested. Grey mould can be a problem.

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