This plant has a mild fragrance
Autumn Crocus Overview
Colchicum bivonae is a robust cormous perennial that has semi-erect, narrow-oval leaves in winter and spring. Its goblet-shaped, lightly fragrant, pinkish-purple flowers (that often have paler centres), appear in autumn. Its tepals which have either pointed or rounded ends, have a chequered pattern. A low maintenance plant, Colchicums are suitable for many garden situations including mixed borders, containers, gravel and rock gardens. Known also as Autumn Crocus, Naked Lady or Meadow Saffron, Colchicum bivonae need a sunny position and fertile, moist, well-drained soil . Never allow them to become waterlogged.
How to propagate Autumn Crocus
Separate corms when dormant in summer.
Special features of Autumn Crocus
Other uses of Autumn Crocus
Grown for their mainly goblet shaped blooms.