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Colchicum bivonae

Crocus

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPink purple

Description

Colchicum bivonae (Crocus). An upright stalked perennial ornamental clump native from Corsica and Sardinia to W. Turkey. Bears strap-shaped to lance-shaped, pale green leaves. Pink-purple, cup-shaped flowers appear in late summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

Corsica, Sardinia to W.Turkey

Interest and use

Ground cover

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Medium
  • 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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