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Colchicum ‘Lilac Wonder’

Autumn crocus

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to November
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.15m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourDeep pink

Description

Colchicum ‘Lilac Wonder’ (Autumn crocus). This variety is one of a number of hybrid cultivars thought to be derived in part from Colchicum speciosum, It will produce large lilac flowers in the autumn. They are cup-shaped and about 10cm across and will stand about 20cm high.

Characteristics

Perennial, 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
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • 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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