Autumn crocus Crocus nudiflorus

autumn crocus


C. nudiflorus is a cormous perennial with linear, basal leaves produced in winter and spring following its autumn flowers. Each corm usually bears one long-tubed flower ranging from deep purple to lilac-purple with a paler throat and bright orange or yellow stigma

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      autumn crocus autumnal crocus naked-flowered crocus see more

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      Up to 10 cm

    • Spread

      0-0.1 metre

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    None required

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Low Maintenance Wildflower meadow Patio & Container Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame when ripe or remove cormlets when dormant

  • insectPests

    Generally trouble free but corms may be eaten by mice, voles and squirrels

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally trouble free bit may be affected by rots and moulds when stored