Meadow Saffron

 

 

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     Native British 

Meadow Saffron Bulbs 

Latin:  Colchicum autumnale

Other Names:  Autumn Crocus, Naked Ladies.
Distribution:  It is rare in the wild and confined to meadowland around Southern and Central England.
Habitat: 
Moist meadowland.
Description:  Perennial.  It is a
medium plant (up to 25cm), with lilac-pink flowers from September to October.
Wildlife:  A good source of nectar and pollen for bees late in the season.
Other Notes:  The name is misleading as it is neither a Crocus nor produces saffron; it is a lily.  The foliage follows flowering in September giving rise to it's folk name of 'Naked Ladies'.  The leaves are poisonous to farm stock, so in some areas of the countryside it is still regularly removed from fields about to be grazed.

Planting Instructions for Bulbs:  Plant with about 10cm of soil above the bulb.

Plant the bulbs as soon as they are received. Once in flower, we will wait until the flowers finish and foliage is developing, before sending the bulbs out.

These bulbs were grown in Britain from cultivated stock.  

1 bulb @ 5    

5 bulbs @20 

All prices include VAT.

Please contact us for larger quantities

 

 

 

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