While the fall season has come and most trees are turning their royal green attire in to a cover of orange, red and yellow. It is time to enjoy beautiful show of fall-blooming Colchicums.
Colchicum is a genus of fall blooming bulbs known for their lovely white, pink, and purple flowers. Colchicum are loved by gardeners because of their refreshing and lovely flowers that appear in the months when very few plants bloom.
Usually known as Autumn crocus or Meadow saffron, Colchicum is a low growing plant that sprouts from small bulbs and produces small stems (10 to 15 cm high) terminated by a star-shaped flower. Since it does not produce any foliage, Colchicum is also described as naked lily.
Colchicums make excellent plants for cold climates where they can be grown in a rich and slightly moist soil. Most species benefit from partial sunlight and occasional feeding. The bulbs can be planted in late summer.
Bulbs of Colchicums divided rapidly and can be separated and stored for planting next year.