Botanical name: Colchicum autumnale
Synonym: Colchicum multiflorum
Common name: Meadow saffron, autumn crocus, naked ladies
Native to: Mediterranean region and West Asia
Life cycle: perennial
Flower colour: purple
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): August to October
Characteristics and usage: ornamental, medicinal & poison plant, all plant parts contains colchicine a deadly poison.
Weight of 1000 seeds: 6,5g
Seeds per gram: 150
Cultivation / direction of sowing: slow germination - up to a year or more. Store seeds in layers of moist sand in the shade. Check seeds regularly in the spring, and sow them all as soon as radicles appear.