Corms of C. cilicicum were first purchased in hopes that its flower, foliage, and bloom period would match perfectly those of the unknown fragrant variety we grow and are so fond of (see TBD Fragrant Hybrid below). What emerged was a Colchicum totally distinct from any others we had ever planted. Circular clusters of abundant short stemmed, very upright funnel shaped flowers pop up in mid to late October to signal the beginning of the end of the Colchicum flowering season. The narrow, parallel-sided petals are a deep lilac color with some faint deeper purple checkering added. Wonderful lasting power in the garden.