Naked Ladies (Colchicum 'Antares') in the Colchicums Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Naked Ladies
Give a thumbs up Meadow Saffron
Give a thumbs up False Autumn Crocus

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Plant Height: 4 inches
Plant Spread: 6 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Cream and lavender
Other: cream with wide lavender edges
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Fall
Inflorescence Height: 4 inches
Foliage Mound Height: 2 inches
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

Image

Photo gallery:

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Colchicums Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Colchicums (Colchicum)

« The Colchicums Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by EscondidoCal and is called "Water Lily & Water Lettuce"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.