Colchicum autumnale

Liliaceae

Colchicum autumnale

Meadow saffron ; Autumn crocus

The classic species bearing delicate, rose-pink cups on slender, elegant, stems in autumn. These always appear before the leaves which are dark green, neat and upright. All plants offered under this name in Australia, except for the white form, are a jumble of C. byzantium, and various cultivars. This is the true plant and we have it.

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