autumn crocus ‘Conqueror’

Colchicum autumnale ‘Conqueror’ (autumn crocus ‘Conqueror’) blooms in autumn witha showy 6 petaled blue flower. Native to meadows and woodlands of Central and Southern Europe.

Toxic to humans and mammals and attractive to pollinators. C. autumnale ‘Conqueror’ sends up its foliage in the spring, the foliage dies in early summer and then flowers bloom in the fall without foliage.

Botanical Name Colchicum autumnale ‘Conqueror’
Common Name autumn crocus ‘Conqueror’
Family Colchicaceae
USDA Zone 4 thru 8
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest fall
Height and Spread 0.5-0.75ft x 0.5-0.75ft (15-22cm x 15-22cm)
Flower Color Lilac
Attracts Wildlife
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest.
Location in Lurie Garden Southeast Light Plate, Southwest Dark Plate, Southeast Dark Plate

Average Flowering Time