Autumn Crocus - Knowledgebase Question

Orwell, VT
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Question by jzeller6
September 25, 1998
I am trying to find the name and where I can purchase a bulb that is presently blooming here in Vermont (late Sept.). It is like a large, purple crocus and the person who had them called them "autumn crocus". Do you know what the proper name for these are and do you have them or know where I can purchase some?

Answer from NGA
September 25, 1998
Autumn Crocus is 'Colchicum', and is available through Van Bourgondien, Box 1000, 245 Farmingdale Rd., Rt. 109, Babylon, NY 11702-0598, or at most nurseries.

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