Colchicum tenorei

Colchicum tenorei

Colchicum tenorei - Colchicum tenorei

Common Name: Colchicum tenorei
Genus: Colchicum
Species: tenorei

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.15 m (15 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink, Lilac
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained


  • Other features: all parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested; contact with the skin may cause irritation


The flowers of this beautiful autumn flowering Colchicum are a vibrant rosy lilac with a hint of tessellated patterning to the petals. First introduced from its native Southern Italy in the middle of the 19th century, it is still a popular choice and will flower a little earlier than many of the other colchicums.

  • Garden care: Wear gloves to plant bulbs in naturalistic drifts 15cm (6in) deep in late July or August.

     

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