This is a great fall flowering bulb. It is commonly called Autumn Crocus, but it isn’t really a crocus at all. It flowers in October with lovely lavendar-pink petals before the leaves emerge. It will slowly spread and naturalize an area. It prefers sun to light shade and well drained, moderately fertile soil. Mine come up through a mat of glaucus Helianthemum every year. We offer these and another variety that is pure white here at our nursery. The flowers last about 3 or 4 weeks and you can see I took the picture just as they were on their way out. Extremely hardy here in Monroe and to zone 5.