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Colchicum sibthorpii

Crocus

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.15m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourVarious

Description

Colchicum sibthorpii (Crocus). The leaves are 12-30cm long, more or less erect, strap-shaped or linear-lanceolate. There are 1-6 campanulate flowers, strongly tessellated which are white to rosy purple flowering from late summer to autumn. Originating from Southern Europe, Corsica and Sardinia.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

S. Europe

Interest and use

Grown for their mainly goblet shaped blooms.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • 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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