Common Name Autumn Crocus


Botanical Name Colchicum

Category Perennial ~ (Bulb-Like)

USDA Cold 3-9

Hardiness Zone

Flowers Goblet-shaped in shades of pink


Normal Bloom Time Fall

Foliage Wide blades in spring

Special Features


Mature Size 3 - 12" H X 5 - 16" W Evergreen:

Growth Rate Fast Attracts Butterflies:

Sunlight Requirements Full Sun Attracts Hummingbirds:

Soil Requirements Well-drained, acidic Has Fragrance:

Water Requirements Dry to Moderate Produces food for Birds:

Maintenance Level Low Drought Resistant:
Yes

Special Considerations Leaves die back before blooms appear. Native Plant:

Good Fall Color:
Yes

Aggressive:

Can be Invasive:

Re-seeds:

Description / Comments Deer "Resistant":
Yes

If the blooms diminish, the bulbs may need to be lifted and divided every 3 to 4

years.

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( This page created by the Cumberland County Master Gardeners Association as part of their Favorite Plants for the Plateau CD )