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Large Autumn Crocus

Crocus speciosus

Bieberstein's crocus

This small perennial produces solitary pale lavender coloured, goblet-shaped flowers with conspicuous yellow stamens. The flowers emerge in autumn before the dark-green, linear leaves.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Winter

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Seed
own in pots in a cold frame when ripe
Division
Remove cormlets when dormant

Geography

Origin
Asia, Eurasia

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Iridaceae
Flower colour
Blue, Purples
Scent
Mild

Problems

Corms are vulnerable to mice, voles and squirrels

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