Clusters of small, delightful, unusually patterned and deeply-textured pink autumn flowers are produced by this Southern French form. It is larger than dwarf species but much smaller than some others such as C. autumnale, and this beauty grows, flowers and increases well outside with tidy foliage.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, 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 tray 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)