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Colchicum luteum

Crocus

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height0.05m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBright yellow orange

Description

Colchicum luteum (Crocus). An low upright stalked perennial bulb native to Tibet. Lance-shaped to linear, mid green leaves grow to 20cm. Funnel to bell-shaped, bright yellow orange flowers appear in spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

C Asia, Afghan, N. India, SW China, Tibet

Interest and use

Grown for their mainly goblet shaped blooms.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Medium
  • 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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