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.