Autumn Crocus - Colchicum autumnale

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Also known as Meadow Saffron, this flowers in September with beautiful pale purple blooms, the lush foliage follows in the spring and for this reason it is also called Naked Ladies. Common names are otherwise misleading as this is neither a Crocus nor produces saffron. Naturally occurring stands in moist meadows in Southern Britain are nowadays a treasure, but it used to be vigorously discouraged in grazing meadows being poisonous to livestock.

Despatched - Mid August to the End of October (Before & After Flowering)

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English Name: 
Autumn Crocus
Latin Name: 
Colchicum autumnale
Welsh Name: 
Saffrwm y Gweunydd
Flowering Time: 
Sept-Oct
Dispatch Time: 
Mid August to the End of October (Before & After Flowering)
Habitat: 
Moist but well drained soil (does not tolerate water logged soil) in full sun.
Height cm: 
40-45
Price 5: 
£10.50