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Colchicum

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Autumn crocus, Meadow saffron, Mysteria, Wonder bulb
Cultivar(s):
The Giant , Waterlily
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Summer Bulbs
Comment:

Produces leaves after flowering; drought tolerant. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Description:
Perennial herb with basal, slender leaves; flowers long, tubular, 6-parted, purple-pink to white, flowering in autumn
Season:
Fall (September)
Light:
Full sun to 25% shade
Color:
Pink, white, lilac
Height:
4-12 in. (10-30 cm)
Space:
4-6 in. (10-15 cm)
Depth:
5 in. (12.5 cm)
Organ:
Corm
Hardiness:
Hardy II- injured below 14 degrees F (-10 degrees C)
Storage:
Store corms in vermiculite at 63-68 degrees F (17-20 degrees C)
Poison Part:
All parts
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Cramping, vomiting, diarrhea, increased blood pressure, respiratory failure
Toxic Principle:
Alkaloid colchicine
Severity:
HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape in flower garden, lawn as herbaceous perennial
Tags:
deer resistant, bulb

NCCES plant id: 879

Colchicum Colchicum