COLCHICUM AUTUMNALE 'LILAC WONDER'
This variety which blooms in September and October is one of the most popular as they flower when least expected, the large, lilac-pink goblets suddenly appearing just as the season draws to an end, whereas the large, floppy, upright basal leaves appear on their own the following spring.
Sow seeds at any time, covering them very thinly with compost or grit, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed pot in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:Autumn Crocus, Naked Lady, Meadow Saffron
Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial
Packet Content:10 (Approx)