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Colchicum (False Autumn Crocus) & Merendera

Autumn "Crocus" and the closely related genus Merendera will adopt to virtual any soil condition, if being kept not too wet in winter. Easy to cultivate and some of the last flowers in year. Pink shades are prominent, only the spring flowering C. lutea is truly yellow.
Sow flat autumn to late spring in any well drained, rocky or sandy soil. Keep pots in a sheltered and sunny spot in winter. Transplant young bulbs best in late summer of their third year. Colchicum will need some time from seeds, but once established they will produce more and more flower each year.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6 unless otherwise specified.
20 seeds per package.
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Colchicum autumnale (Meadow Saffron)

Colchicum autumnale (Meadow Saffron)

20 (30)cm, Meadow Saffron is native to wet grass lands in Central Europe, where a single bulb produces up to 20 flowers in early autumn in soft mauve. Shiny deep green leaves appear in early autumn. Very easy in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot, multiplies freely. IX-X.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2604 € 2,99
Colchicum montanum (Mountain Colchicum)

Colchicum montanum (Mountain Colchicum)

12 (20)cm, Mountain Colchicum is a wintergreen species from western parts of Western Europe. It has narrow leaves and pale rosy-violet flowers in autumn. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VIII-X.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package0195 € 2,99
Colchicum spec. 001 (Sardinia)

Colchicum spec. 001 (Sardinia)

20cm, an unidentified species from montane grasslands in the Monte Blanca range in eastern Sardinia (Italy) occuring at some 1.000m. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package (ex Sardinia, Italy)4232 € 4,99
(ex Sardinia)
Colchicum troodii (Troodos Meadow Saffron)

Colchicum troodii (Troodos Meadow Saffron)

20cm, Troodos Meadow Saffron makes beautiful pale rose (rarely pure white) flowers in autumn, leaves emerge in following spring. Native in humus rich, slightly moist soils along side river slopes in mountains of Cyprus and the eastern Mediterranean. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6332 € 5,99
Merendera filifolia

Merendera filifolia

10cm, a showy autumn flowering, winter green and summer dormant species from the Western Mediterranean where is occurs in rocky, sunexposed fields. A real plant gem which is not reliably winter hardy and best grown in pots under frostfree conditions throughout the year. For any rich, well drained substrate in full sun in winter at a minimum of some 5°C. Please note that offered bulbs are flowering size and were in growth when lifted and all leaves and roots have been cut off. Bulbs may not come into new full growth again before late summer the following year! IX-XI.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
package (3 tubers)8238 € 4,99