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A picture of a Crocus-Leaved Romulea

Crocus-Leaved Romulea

Romulea bulbocodium

Romulea bulbocodium 2 by Antonio (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

10cm

5cm

Min

5cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Crocus-Leaved Romulea

A close up of a white Romulea bulbocodium flower
Some purple white Romulea bulbocodium flowers growing in the wild
Some Romulea bulbocodium growing in some grass
A close up of a white Romulea bulbocodium flower

Crocus-Leaved Romulea Overview

Romulea bulbocodium is a cormous perennial which produces funnel-shaped, 6-petalled white-purple blooms that resemble flowers from the genus Crocus. These typically open in the middle of the day and close during the evening. Commonly known as Crocus-Leaved Romulea.

How to propagate Crocus-Leaved Romulea

Division

Seed in autumn (or in spring for R.macowanii) or division of clumps.

Seed

Special features of Crocus-Leaved Romulea

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Crocus-Leaved Romulea

Grown for their colourful flowers. Ideal for a mid spring display in an alpine house.

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