Meadow saffron is a cormous perennial with erect, lance-shaped leaves 5 to 14 inches long. It bears 1 to 6 goblet-shaped, lavender-pink flowers in fall.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsFall-blooming crocus.
CareNeeds spring sun to store enough food to flower. Once the foliage has ripened, denser shade is not a problem, so choose companion plants carefully. Grow in deep, fertile, well-drained soil that is not too dry, in full sun.
PropagationSeparate corms when dormant in summer.
ProblemsGray mold (Botrytis) and slugs.
- Genus : Colchicum
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest
- Growth Rate : Fast
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Maintenance : Low
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Pink