|False Autumn Crocus|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
|Water Preferences:||Dry Mesic
|Soil pH Preferences:||Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
|Plant Height:||4 inch|
|Plant Spread:||6 inch|
Other: Stalk up to 18 inches tall, with large leaves to 6 1/2 inches long by 3 inches wide, appear in the spring and die as summer progresses.
|Flower Color:||Other: Heavily-chequered violet-rose.
|Flower Time:||Late summer or early fall
|Inflorescence Height:||4 inch|
|Foliage Mound Height:||2 inch|
|Toxicity:||Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: Toxic if ingested
|Propagation: Seeds:||Stratify seeds: Soak seeds and warm stratification, then cool
Other info: Very difficult from seed Different species require different conditions.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Offsets
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
|Parentage:||Colchicum autumnale x Colchicum variegatum|
Let's take a trip this week to Oregon and visit the lovely gardens created by Lynn Smith and her husband, Cliff. It's always fun to step out of our own climate to see what grows well in another, and sometimes it's even more fun to see what our climates have in common. You are going to love what you see!
|Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Jun 4, 2012 2:40 PM
What an interesting plant, not just for the bloom.
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