Autumn Crocus

The Fall Crocus


The fall crocus fist appears in summer, as large fleshly green leaves.

These die down after a few days and the plant remains dormant.

In early fall it emerges again as lovely lilac pink flowers.

The flowers are tubular and contain  six stamens.

The flowers may last  from September to November.

The corms are dormant in summer and planted then.

Plant about 3 to 4 inches below the soil. Often planted by themselves or

with a ground cover such a vinca minor.(creeping myrtle)

If you divide then or move them do this while they are still flowering.

Lift the complete clump and replant immediately.

While other plants are fading in the fall these crocuses will pop up and give the garden that

last burst of colour.


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