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Crocus speciosus 'Cassiope'

12th October 2005

A wonderful lilac bloom for the autumn like a fragile paper lantern. Crocus speciosus is probably the most reliable of the autumn flowering species here, and I get a few flowers every year, but there is no great increase. In a pot of well drained compost in a sunny protected location it produces enough of a display to justify the space it occupies.
There are a number of named cultivars being sold, but I can't tell them apart.

12th November 2008