Delivery in September
The very best Colchicum which has been lost to commerce for many years and has been sorely missed except that I had a call from Scotland where some grow ‘nearly wild’ – would I like some? Of course! The assurance was that there would be quite a few - and there were ! Fill your boots, they may not be available again for a while. Big bold goblet shaped flowers in pure white, ideal for part shade.
Colchicums flower without their leaves and so benefit from being planted amongst other low growing plants, even ground hugging ivy. They grow in sun or part shade and the white flowered form looks particularly good in deeper shade. The leaves emerge after flowering and develop in the spring, so allow some space for these. The leaves disappear by July when the bulbs need a drier summer rest before the autumn rains again trigger the new flowering. Look out for and beware slug damage.
This plant/cultivar has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit because it has proved to be reliable in appropriate conditions and a good performing plant.
They need planting with 2-3" (5-8cm) of soil over the bulb, perhaps a little more for these big bulbs, and 6" (15cm) apart.
Height 8" (20cm)