Autumn Crocus - Colchicum autumnale

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Autumn crocus are in the Iris family. They adapt to cool climates and can survive severe frosts. Colchicums are sometimes known as naked ladies because, like amaryllis, the stems come up from bare ground in autumn and produce the flowers. The broad, fles

Warning: All parts of the Autumn Crocus are poisonous. Colchicums can be planted in part shade under deciduous trees, or near the front of beds where the flowers can easily be seen. Plant corms in late summer. They like rich, well-drained soils and need p

Common Name: Autumn Crocus Botanical Name: Colchicum autumnale Plant size: Approx 5 - 10cm Pot size: 50mm pot. Max growth: Approx high and wide. Maintenance: Keep moist in the flowering season Planting: A well drained soil with lots of compost.
Plant in clumps for best effect

Climate Zone

  • Cool
  • Subtropical
  • Temperate


  • Cut flowers
  • Long lasting
  • Striking Flowers

Garden Style

  • Chinese garden
  • Formal Garden

Growth Rate

  • Fast

Plant Spacing

  • 20 - 30cm

Plant Type

  • Evergreen
  • Foliage Plants
  • Small Shrubs


  • Full Sun
  • Semi Shade


  • Container Plants
  • Feature planting
  • Mass planting

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