The Autumn Crocus ‘Dick Trotter’ (Colchicum Crocus) produces flowers that are coloured a delighful mix of lavender and pink with a golden yellow centre.
For these bulbs to grow and flower, they prefer to be planted in soil that is moist yet well-drained. Whilst they naturalise very well in an open area such as unmown areas of grass or a wildflower meadow, but is also happy to grow at the front of a border, or in a pot or container. Plant bulbs 5cm deep and around 15cm apart.
With a delicate fragrance, these plants do not have any leaves during the blooming season, but the foliage can be seen in the springtime when other plants in the garden are flowering.
These plants are loved by pollinating insects as it is filled with rich nectar, however take care when handling the plants as they are highly toxic.
- Pink-lilac flowers bloom as a bowl of petals and gradually fan out throughout the season
- Autumn flowering Crocus
- Best planted end of July to August
- Position in full sun or partial shade
- Requires deep, fertile, well-drained soil
- Flowers in September to November
- Average size: 10cm x 10cm
- 1 bulb per pack