Colchicum byzantinum

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Soon after Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire for a thousand years, fell to the Turks in 1453 it is supposed that this Colchicum, possibly a cross with the Anatolian species C.cilicium was sent west and has populated European gardens ever since. Like our Meadow Saffron it thrives in grass meadows with large impressive pink flowers.

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

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Latin Name: 
Colchicum byzantinum
Flowering Time: 
Aug-Sep
Planting Instructions: 
Plant two times own depth.
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.
AGM: 
Y
Price 5: 
£12.50