Colchicum for the south, was Blue bulbs in bloom mid February

Paul LICHT plicht@berkeley.edu
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:43:36 PST
Several accessions of Colchicum autumnale from Spain has been growing in
the UC Botanical Garden in Berkeley collection for about 25 yrs. An
accession of C. lusitanicum from Portugal was planted in 2006 (I'm not sure
of its current status).

Paul

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On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 7:52 PM, Russell Stafford
<russell@odysseybulbs.com>wrote:

> Many colchicums should do well in coastal California; numerous
> species are native to the Mediterranean, including  (in addition to
> the ones Jane mentioned) C. bivonae, C. boissieri, C. parlatoris, C.
> macrophyllum, and on and on.
>
> The most satisfactory winter-/spring-blooming colchicum here has been
> C. szovitsii and its cultivars such as 'Tivi' and
> 'Vardaovit'.  Reliably perennial, with relatively large and
> substantial flowers that are usually effective for several weeks from
> March into April.
>
> Russell in Lancaster, Massachusetts -- zone 6a -- and bracing for yet
> another "significant winter storm"
>
>
> Russell Stafford
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