Colchicum article in Gardens Illustrated

Jane McGary
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 11:42:10 PST
Roland wrote,
One day I came there and I had to see one of the new finds
>he asked my opinion for a few new selections
>and then he showed me on his secret place at the Nursery this one
>he asked me  "Do you like it"
>I said 'Let me think of it ' , I am not sure if I like it
>for me it's more a Harlequin
>so when he sold it he called it Harlequin

I didn't have to be polite when this first flowered here, so I said 
to myself, "I don't like it." 'Harlequin' has a flower in which the 
tepals are white on the tips, which are folded inward. Nonetheless, 
it is a strong grower and I distributed it sometimes through my 
surplus list, but I wrote on the list that it would not appeal to everyone.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA

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