Colchicum from Seed
Thu, 18 Feb 2010 13:16:10 PST
I've sown seed of perhaps a dozen species of Colchicum as well as a few 
Merendera, mostly outdoors in autumn and winter.  About half have 
germinated, in times ranging from 4 months to 2 years.  Long-term 
survival has been modest.  A successful example is C. autumnale: sown 
12/89; germ. 2/91; bloomed 9/99.  May I point out that it is readily 
available commercially, including improved forms.

Jim Jones
Lexington, MA

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