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Colchicum macrophyllum


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Among the largest of the autumn crocus, Colchicum macrophyllum has long, pointed petals that are tesselated pale pink on a white background.


Description:
Among the largest of the autumn crocus, Colchicum macrophyllum has long, pointed petals that are tesselated pale pink on a white background. The lush, green leaves emerge in spring and are up to 16 inches long forming attractive mounds that go dormant in summer. The flowers arise without leaves in late summer or fall. Grow in fertile, well-drained soil. Plant immediately upon receipt. Native to Crete, Rhodes, and southwestern Turkey.


Common Name: Autumn Crocus

Family: Colchicaceae (The Bellwort Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-9

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Sun

Height: 4-8"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits:

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Rocky terrain close to or within woodland or scrub.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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