Colchicum in bloom

Mary Sue Ittner
Thu, 15 Sep 2005 07:41:00 PDT
Dear All,

A year ago I bought some Colchicum blooms from Jane McGary. My only other 
experience with them was that some I planted in the ground never appeared. 
Since I was not sure that planting them in the ground again would work I 
tried some in the ground and some in my raised beds where they are planted 
in pots nestled in pots. I am happy to report that Colchicum x agrippinum 
bloomed last year and again this year in the raised beds. I saw in spring 
some foliage from the one I planted out, but it did not look as happy as 
the ones in the containers. Recently I was thrilled to see that Colchicum 
speciosum 'Album' was going to bloom. It didn't bloom last year. Mathew 
describes it as one of the best autumn bulbs for the garden and it is 
amazing. By the way, the foliage in the pictures is from a Babiana planted 
in that pot, not from the Colchicum.…

Just what I need, another genus to want to grow.

Mary Sue

Mary Sue Ittner
California's North Coast
Wet mild winters with occasional frost
Dry mild summers 

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