Autumn Crocus

Colchicum 'Waterlily'

Autumn Crocus - Colchicum  'Waterlily'

Common Name: Autumn Crocus
Genus: Colchicum
Cultivar: 'Waterlily'

Colchis is an area of Asia where various species of Colchicum can be found growing in the wild.

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
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: September & October

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
  • Garden Care: Wear gloves to plant bulbs in naturalistic drifts 15cm (6in) deep in July or autumn

Dramatic double pink flowers reminiscent of waterlilies in September and October. Followed by large leaves retained until mid-summer. These autumn-flowering bulbs are perfect for naturalising in grass under a semi-mature specimen tree. Always wear gloves when working with Colchicum since all parts of the plant are poisonous and a potential skin irritant.


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