Thursday, September 16, 2010

Friday's Favourite - Colchicums


Colchicums are a welcome surprise in the autumn garden.  Their green strappy leaves appear in spring and then die down, making you forget all about them.  Then in mid September the blooms appear for a subtle touch of pink. This flower is the one most asked about in my fall garden.
Pictured about is C. waterlily, my favourite variety. 


C. autumnale is the common type found in most gardens; both will multiply nicely.  I have divided mine in the spring and fall when it`s evident where they`re growing and they will transfer to a new location easily in either season.

5 comments:

  1. Love your waterfal colchicum. Must look for one in the nursery.

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  2. Beautiful colours on lovely flowers.

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  3. I had not heard of these Judith but they look wonderful and they can be divided, what more can a gardener want? I am definitely going to look for these for the spring! My garden thanks you...
    Have a wonderful Friday!
    Tina xo

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  4. I would love having on of those plants. Such a pretty flower. They probably would not live here.

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  5. Judith, Those are beautiful. I had not heard of them, unless they are also called "fall crocus." Thanks for visiting me recently. I laughed out loud when you said that obedient plants have been banished from your garden. I'm going to have to monitor those. I seem to get stuck with something invasive every now and then!
    Hugs, Beth

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