This is a gorgeous true crocus that flowers in the autumn, with brilliant, finely branched orange stamens rising from petals with a yellow throat that are mainly a vibrant purple-blue colour with darker veins. In Karin’s garden it actually flowers a month after the Autumn Crocus (Colchicum).
This eye-catching flower emerges unexpectedly, almost overnight, when the rest of the garden is fading. Whereas Nerines provide excitement in the sunnier parts of Karin’s garden, this Crocus lives in the shadier, woodland-style areas.
Click here to view the Crocus speciosus page in Karin’s Garden.