Autumn Flowering Crocuses give a boost to the fading Autumn garden. When colours leach from the cooling earth Autumn Crocuses provide that special something. Their colours range from pure white through soft lilac to deep purple. For the ardent cook in the house growing your own saffron gathered from the stamen of the crocus sativis is a truly satisfuying autumn harvest.
Care should be taken when handling colchicum as contact with skin can cause some irritation. The bulbs themselves are toxic and should not be eaten.