Close on the heels of our earliest fall blooming Colchicum offering, 'Antares', comes this intensely checkered little starry flower. Authorities now seem to be in agreement that this is a hybrid plant involving the very hard to grow C. variegatum, which passes on the delightful color pattern seen in its petals of deep red-violet etched onto a lighter violet background. Hardiness and ease of cultivation come from the other parent (thought to be C. autumnale). The corm is the smallest of all we grow; flower and most notably foliage size is diminished also. Despite this, C. agrippinum is often recommended for growing in grass, although I would first try it in less competitive lawn grasses (where one might grow crocus), and not thick meadows.
$ 12 each