One of the most opulent and striking of the autumn-flowering bulbs, Colchicums are best known for their spectacular goblet-shaped, lilac-pink flowers in September and October.
Colchicum flowers emerge first from their summer dormancy, earning the name 'Naked Ladies', followed by large, strappy leaves that are retained until mid-summer.
Fully hardy and the perfect candidate for naturalising in grass, colchicum are one of those bulbs that surprise and delight every year when they emerge in a prelude to the main spring bulb event - giving us a taster of what the new year will bring.
Each large bulb will produce multiple flowers and are an excellent choice for rockeries or for borders where drainage is good, and they can even be grown on a windowsill without soil in a hyacinth vase (or even a saucer).
Easy to grow in good, fertile soil, the bright flowers of this autumn crocus are fairly weather resistant too, giving a good display when many other plants are becoming dormant.
Supplied as a pack of 1 bulb, size 13+
Supplied as a single bulb, size 13+. Flowers September - October. H50cm x W10cm
Caution Toxic if eaten
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