Colchicum speciosum 'Atrorubens' is a vigorous plant with deep pink to wine purple flowers with icy white centres atop purple stems.
Colchicum speciosum 'Atrorubens' is a vigorous plant with deep pink to wine purple flowers with icy white centres atop purple stems. The lush, green leaves emerge in spring and are up to 16 inches long forming attractive mounds that go dormant in summer. The flowers arise without leaves in late summer or fall. Grow in fertile, well-drained soil. Plant immediately upon receipt. Native to Crete, Rhodes, and southwestern Turkey.
Common Name: Autumn Crocus
Family: Colchicaceae (The Bellwort Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-9
Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Pink
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Fall
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Stem Colour: Purple
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
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