PlantsColchicums→False Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Colchicum autumnale Accepted
Colchicum borisii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
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: Self fertile
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: Self
Flies
Bees
Various insects

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Banner for January 17, 2021 by arctangent by arctangent Jan 18, 2021 5:18 AM 8
Which Colchicum is this? by pitimpinai Nov 2, 2020 3:38 PM 2
Need suggestions by ge1836 Apr 11, 2018 9:02 AM 5
What's Blooming - Photos and Chat. by NJBob Oct 24, 2021 1:07 AM 5,035
Watching snow fall by CarolineScott Nov 17, 2020 10:24 AM 46
Help with a Fall flower by Bloombuddie Oct 8, 2016 7:04 PM 3
Colchicum autumnale by Phenolic Sep 13, 2017 4:12 AM 16
Which fall bulbs will you order this year, and which vendors will you use by Cem9165 Jan 2, 2016 8:03 AM 561
Colchicum by sawdust Sep 17, 2014 8:39 PM 11
Autumn Crocus by Natalie Sep 28, 2013 12:26 PM 19

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