Colchicum agrippinum – Autumn Crocus
This plant grows from corms and the leaves grow up to up to 25 cm; arising in spring. Star-shaped petals with distinctive pink and white tesselation arise in late summer, long before the foliage.
Other species and varieties of Colchicum are available. However, they tend to have longer stems and goblet shaped flowers that collect rain. C. agrippinum flowers almost directly from the soil and the star-shaped flowers shed rain, making them much more resilient to any wind and rain. If you are choosing your first autumn Crocus to grow, this is a good choice.
Click here to view the Colchicum agrippinum page in Karin’s Garden.