autumn crocus

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autumn crocus:

see meadow saffronmeadow saffron
or autumn crocus,
perennial garden ornamental (Colchicum autumnale) of the family Liliaceae (lily family). Native to Europe and N Africa, it has escaped from gardens to meadows and fields in some parts of the United States.
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Incorporate hardy, autumnflowering perennials and bulbs in your planting scheme to add colour and interest, such as autumn crocuses and nerines, sedums and some anemones.
PLANT in borders autumn-flowering bulbs such as autumn crocuses, colchicums (naked ladies), Cyclamen hederifolium and Nerine bowdenii.
They are also called autumn crocus, though they are not related to the true autumn crocuses.
Plant autumn crocuses - genuine crocuses, not colchicums - to bloom from early October to December.