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Colchicum corsicum
Colchicum corsicum

Family:  Colchicaceae
Hardiness:  To Zone 7b
Mature Size:  6"
Exposure:  sun/pt sun
Bloom Time:  September
Moisture Needs:  average moisture
Origin: Corsica
Price: $12.00
Pot Size: Medium Band Pot

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)
Product Code: P0059

This is quite the rarity both in cultivation and in the wild where it is endangered in the few high valleys in which it grows in Corsica.  These are seed-grown bulbs of which some flowered fall of 2011 and thanks to plant enthusiast Claire Cockroft for sharing a pot of grassy seedlings some years back.  Narrow leaves don't present the challenge that some of the larger species do and the small soft lilac-pink flowers are charming.  Despite its smaller stature, this is pretty tough little bulb because we did a couple of things wrong - most notably too much water when dormant - and it grew anyway.  Perfect for the bulb frame or rockery.