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Colchicum agrippinum

Crocus

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to October
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourDeep purple white
  • Leaf ColourDull green

Description

Colchicum agrippinum (Crocus). An easily grown upright stalked clump of about 15 cm in height native to Greece to S.W Turkey. Bears attractive star-shaped, checkered flowers in shades of purple and pink to 8 cm across in autumn. Tufts of lance-shaped to linear, broad leaves follow.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

Greece to S.W Turkey

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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