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Colchicum soboliferum

Synonym(s) Merendera sobolifera; Bulbocodium soboliferum
Family colchicaceae
Life cycle perennial bulb
Flowers pale violet (late winter-early spring)
Size 3-5"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well drained soil

Six slender, separate petals in early spring on this species from eastern Europe and western Asia. Native habitat is moist, sandy soil. Suitable for rock garden or trough culture. In my first attempt, I set out my seedlings at too early a stage, and promptly lost them. I need to keep them in a pot for at least a year on my current attempt.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for Merendera sobolifera from NARGS '09/'10 exchange, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 35F (10w) - 70F (60%G, 9-25d)
  2. Seed from NARGS '14/'15 exchange. Baggy 70F (6w) - 35F (8w) - 70F (5w; 56%G, 4-26d)

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