It's hard to imagine fall without the magical appearance of Colchicums. Their bright, vase-shaped blooms rise without warning and glisten in the sharp light of autumn. In spring, a clump of broad, deer-proof leaves emerges, stays awhile, and vanishes by midsummer. We plant the bulbs in front of shrubs, among vigorous perennials, and at the grassy foot of a fence. Colchicums prefer well-drained soil that doesn't dry out in summer and the need shade where summers are hot. We ship these bulbs in September and they bloom within weeks.
The large flowers have narrow amethyst segments with white lines in the center. 'Lilac Wonder' is one of the most free-flowering Colchicums. Heirloom, pre-1926. Please order early, as we begin shipping these bulbs in early September.