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Crocus kotschyanus var. leucopharynx

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Features

  • BloomsOctober to October
  • Height0.05m to 0.08m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourClear pink-purple, purple-blue, yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Crocus kotschyanus var. leucopharynx. This is also called C. zonatus. Pinkish-purple or purple-blue flowers with yellow centres and white anthers come out in autumn. In winter-spring there are narrow, semi-erect, basal mid-green leaves with white central lines

Characteristics

Perennial, Corm, Herbaceous or Corm

Origin

Turkey and Lebanon

Interest and use

Plants are ideal for rock gardens and for slight forcing in bowls for an early indoor display.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Plant at a depth of approximately 7cm.

Propagation

You can propagate in early autumn by seeds or by division if the clumps of corms have formed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mice, voles and squirrels.

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