How to grow Autumn crocus

Autumn crocus growing corm of the genus Colchicum also known as Meadow saffron or Colchicum autumnale, Autumn crocus is perennial deciduous plant used as ornamental plants, it grows in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-10.

Leaves shaped like linear leaves.

Autumn crocus flower

Flower color purple or white with yellow-orange stigmas, there are six petals and 3 stigmas

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Requirements for Autumn crocus growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Corm

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive water

Recommended planting season?
Summer, autumn, winter

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, fungal

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Trim all the dead leaves

Size of the plant?
10-15cm, 4-6 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Autumn / Winter

General information about the flower
Purple or white flower

Pollination is done by:

Thinning / Deadheading of Autumn crocus Blossom:
Wind and rain

Vegetative Reproduction

How to make Vegetative Reproduction in Autumn crocus?
Split corm

The best time for vegetative reproduction in Autumn crocus:
Mid of the summer

How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction?
Start of the autumn

What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Autumn crocus?
Same as fully grown plant

Scientific name:

Colchicum autumnale

Blooming Seasons

Flower Colors


Ornamental parts

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Planting season

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Watering plants

Hardiness zone