Autumn crocus Colchicum × agrippinum

autumn crocus


C. agrippinum is a perennial with upright, bright pink, slightly mottled, crocus-shaped flowers 5cm in length in early autumn, followed by strap-shaped, wavy leaves in spring

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      autumn crocus

  • skullToxicity

    All parts are highly toxic by ingestion. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      Up to 10 cm

    • Spread

      0-0.1 metre

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    No pruning required

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed, sowing in containers in an open frame when ripe or separate corms when dormant in summer

  • insectPests

    May be damaged by slugs

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free