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Colchicum 'Conquest'

Autumn Crocus

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Description

The bright rosy pink flowers of this plant are tesselated (checkered) in a darker color and have a yellowish base. This cultivar also is sold under the name of Colchicum 'Glory of Heemstede'.

Plant in full sun and moist but well-drained soils, and divide after 3-4 years, or whenever the clumps become so congested that the corms are pushed to the surface of the soil.

All parts of the plant are toxic and should not be ingested. The toxic compound interferes with cell division.

The genus name references the ancient kingdom of Colchis on the Black Sea, currently the modern nation of Georgia, and home to some very ornamental species.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
September - October
Bloom Color
Pink
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant, Groundcover
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Bulb
Hardiness Zone
4 - 7