Colchicum atropurpureum

J.E. Shields
Tue, 06 Oct 2009 06:24:43 PDT
Colchicum atropurpureum, which I got from Robert Potterton in 2001, is 
suddenly in bloom.  I had forgotten I had this species, and I don't recall 
seeing it in bloom in past years.  Flowers are small and intensely colored; 
but it started raining about the time I discovered this in bloom, so no 
pictures or measurement.

Still no signs of Sternbergia around here.

Jim Shields
in Westfield, Indiana, USA
where we are expecting some chilly nights later this week.

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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