Colchicum byzantinum (syn. C. autumnale var. major) produces large bright mauve-pink flowers with a white stripe down each petal and a darker tip.
Colchicum byzantinum (syn. C. autumnale var. major) produces large bright mauve-pink flowers with a white stripe down each petal and a darker tip. A single clump may produce up to 20 flowers. The lush, green leaves emerge in spring into attractive mounds and go dormant in summer. The flowers arise without leaves in late summer or fall. Grow in fertile, well-drained soil. Plant immediately upon receipt.
Common Name: Autumn Crocus
Family: Colchicaceae (The Bellwort Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-9
Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Pink
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Fall
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Meadows and damp woodland clearings.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
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