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Colchicum byzantinum

Crocus

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to October
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPale pink-purple
  • Leaf ColourBright green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Colchicum byzantinum (Crocus). A stalked ornamental clump native e to Turkey. Strongly ribbed leaves to 30cm emerge in spring and are bright green. Bears pale pink-purple tubular flowers to 12cm long. 'Album' has white flowers tipped purple.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

Turkey

Interest and use

Grown for their mainly goblet shaped blooms.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay
  • Soil pH5.5 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Watch out it is poisonous.

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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