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Colchicum tenorei (Tenore autumn crocus)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Colchicum tenorei

Other names

Tenore autumn crocus

Genus

Colchicum Colchicum

Species

C. tenorei - C. tenorei is a rosy-pink perennial with purple lobes.


Colchicum tenorei is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect

Toxicity

All parts are highly toxic if eaten

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Green, Grey-green in Spring

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

General care

Pruning

No pruning needed.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Colchicum tenorei (Tenore autumn crocus) will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Containers, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in gritty, poor to moderately fertile soil. Does not tolerate water logging.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Colchicum tenorei

Other names

Tenore autumn crocus

Genus

Colchicum Colchicum

Species

C. tenorei - C. tenorei is a rosy-pink perennial with purple lobes.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect

Toxicity

All parts are highly toxic if eaten

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Green, Grey-green in Spring


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

General care

Pruning

No pruning needed.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Colchicum tenorei (Tenore autumn crocus) will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Containers, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in gritty, poor to moderately fertile soil. Does not tolerate water logging.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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