A picture of a Autumn Crocus

Autumn Crocus

Colchicum × tenorei

Also known as

Naked Lady, Tenore Autumn Crocus

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    Autumn Crocus Overview

    Native to Italy, this hybrid perennial has coarse strap-shaped leaves and rose-pink, goblet-shaped flowers. It is free-flowering, and grows to 15cm in height. Its flowers, which grow to 6cm in length, have crimson-violet stigma-lobes, making this a popular choice in bulb-frames or alpine houses. Like Colchicum species, all parts are highly toxic if ingested, and may cause skin irritation.

    Common problems with Autumn Crocus

    How to propagate Autumn Crocus

    Seed

    Bulbs

    Special features of Autumn Crocus

    Attractive flowers