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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Plant Height: 4 inches
Plant Spread: 6 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Fall
Underground structures: Corm
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are 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
Pollinators: Various insects

Most prolific colchicum in my garden

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