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  • Flowering Time
    • September
    • October
  • Planting Time
    • September
    • October
  • RHS Recommended
    • Award of Garden Merit
    • Plants for Pollinators
  • Perfect For
    • Autumn Flowering
    • Naturalising
  • Flowering Height
    • 10-12 cm
  • Bulb Size
    • 20/+ cm
  • Colour
    • Pinks & Pastels
    • Purples & Mauves

Colchicum Cilicicum Purpureum

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One of the very best Colchicum varieties available, Colchicum cilicicum ‘Purpureum’ bears clumps of pretty and petite, rosy-purple flowers throughout September and October.

Tall, tapering leaves appear early in spring, before fading in summer to reveal clusters of jewel-like blooms atop bare stems. 

Compact Colchicum cilicicum ‘Purpureum’ will naturalise readily in well-drained soil in sun or part shade and has been granted an Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society for its excellent qualities in the garden.

Commonly known as meadow saffron or naked ladies, free-flowering Colchicum are useful for bringing a pop of late-season colour to the garden and are valuable to pollinators.

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