May not bloom the first autumn. Plant these in a sunny well-drained somewhat protected spot where they will be visible. Prefers friable well-watered, well-drained soil high in organic matter in full sun. Lightly forking the bed in summer when corms are dormant will help separate and spread bulblets in the bed.
Not found in the wild; genetic research points to domestication in eastern Greece or Crete over 3500 years ago. Some say only hardy to Zone 6, but others say Zone 5 with good drainage and a deep mulch over the winter.
3-4", Fall, Z5-9, 8-9cm.Ships early September only. Last date to order this item is Friday, August 17.
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