Autumn Crocus Major

Autumn Crocus Major

Magical autumn blooms.

 
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Autumn Crocus ‘Major’ will make you look good, why? Because while looking exotic and magical, they will grow and flower with ease.

The soft, lilac to pink flowers open in the autumn with up to 20 blooms from an established corm. The goblet shaped blooms can stretch up to 15cm tall.

Autumn Crocus ‘Major’ holds the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit so you know it is hardy and reliable.

The Autumn Crocus 'Major' blooms are followed by green strappy foliage winter to early spring. The leaves are broad with deep corrugation and grow to around 30cm long.

Plant Colchicum ‘Major’ in full sun in humus rich, well drained soil. They look good planted amongst lawns – though you will have to put up with not mowing the foliage. You might also plant them along pathways, or in rockeries and pots where the flowers can be easily admired.

While rabbits will ignore them, slugs and snails will not so it is a good idea to keep an eye out for those pests.

Crocus byzantinum is also known as Byzantine Meadow Saffron, Autumn Crocus and Naked Ladies. It flowers a little later than C. agrippinum.


Supplied as: Bulb
Size: na

Code

CHBMJ

Botantical name

Colchicum byzantinum

Height

15-20cm

Width

10-20cm

Flowers

Autumn

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Aspect

Full Sun to Light Shade

Supplied as

Bulb

Size

na

Water needs

1