|Violet Queen - rich, imperial purple flowers; early flowering, often before it's planted; 5"-7".|
Often misnamed 'Autumn Crocus' because of its autumn blooming, cup-shaped flowers on naked stems; poisonous to critters that may be tempted to eat them; flowers appear in the fall and foliage, which resembles hosta leaves, appears in the spring; prefers rich, well-drained soil and partial shade; many are species and are variable in their color and growth habit, depending on site; bloom mid-late fall; can bloom without being planted in soil; 3 per sq. ft; zones 4-8. 13+cm bulbs unless otherwise noted.
Colchicum - Violet Queen