General Plant Information (Edit)
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 inch
Plant Spread: 6 inch
Leaves: Deciduous
Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Fall
Inflorescence Height: 4 inch
Foliage Mound Height: 2 inch
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
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

Common names
  • False Autumn Crocus
  • Cilician Colchicum
  • Tenore Autumn Crocus
  • Showy Colchicum
  • Naked Ladies
  • Meadow Saffron
  • Naked Boys
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Colchicum cilicicum
  • Synonym: Colchicum tenorei

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Location: Friend's Garden, Michigan
Date: 2007-09-03
Location: Friend's Garden, Michigan
Date: 2007-09-03

photo credit: H. Zell
Uploaded by gemini_sage

photo by: Meneerke bloem
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Australis On February 6, 2024 Transplanted
Planted in the front garden.
Australis On February 6, 2024 Obtained plant
Purchased 3 corms from Perennialle Plants ex Drewitts Bulbs stock.
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