Description: Clusters of fragrant purple flowers with white throats and orange anthers appear in the fall after glossy green hosta-like spring foliage has died down
Habit: Grows 4 to 5 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
Attributes: Deer resistant
2 bulbs per bag
Colchicum bornmuelleri is native to Turkey and was first introduced to gardens in 1889. The dried seeds and corms are the source of medicinal colchicum and colchicines—all parts are highly toxic if ingested. Therefore, this bulb is deer and rodent resistant. Like daffodil leaves, the leaves of False Autumn Crocus should not be removed until they naturally begin to turn yellow in early summer.