Description: Clusters of up to 6 pale pink flowers appear in early fall after broad, heavily ribbed spring foliage has died down
Habit: Grows 4 to 6 inches high
Culture: Prefers light shade; plant dormant bulbs in well-drained garden loam in early fall; plant 12-14 inches deep
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 through 8
Origin: Turkey, Syria, Lebanon
Attributes: Deer resistant
2 bulbs per bag
This vigorous Colchicum, native to Turkey, Syria, and Lebanon, was recorded as early as 1597. The dried seeds and corms are the source of medicinal colchicum and colchicines—all parts are highly toxic if ingested. Therefore, these bulbs are deer and rodent resistant. Like daffodil leaves, the leaves of Autumn Crocus should not be removed until they naturally begin to turn yellow in early summer.