Parent of many of the large-flowered hybrids, this species is an outstanding ornamental in its own right, as witnessed by this robust cultivar. Large, goblet-shaped, fragrant, purple-checkered, white-starred flowers, two per corm, in August and September. Sun and good drainage required (and if given such, this is one Colchicum that should thrive in the deep South). Mediterranean; Corsica to W Turkey. Zone 6.