Colchicum speciosum 'The Giant'

Showy Colchicum, Autumn Crocus, Meadow Saffron

Family: Liliaceae Lily

Type Perennial
USDA Hardiness range 6A - 9A
Exposure Partial shade to full sun
Bloom color Lavender, pink
Bloom time Early Fall to Late Fall
Water needs Moist
Landscape uses Alpine garden, border, foundation, massing, rock garden, specimen
Height 4" to 6" / 10cm to 15cm
Spread 4" to 6" / 10cm to 15cm
Growth rate Moderate
Persistence Deciduous
Bloom attributes Suitable for cut flowers
Leaf color Green
Fruit color n/a
Soil pH requirements Neutral
Soil type Sandy, loamy
Form Upright or erect
Attributes and features Naturalizing