It's hard to image fall without the magical appearance of Colchicums. Their buds seem to pop out of the soil without warning, bringing fresh-faced blooms at a time when their perennial neighbors are winding down and looking a bit weary from hot summer weather. Our sampler is a good introduction to these deer- and vole-resistant bulbs. You'll find them easy to grow in average, well-drained soil. Just remember that the leaves of Colchicums will appear every spring, and plant the bulbs where their foliage won't overshadow other plants. Once the leaves turn yellow in early summer, simply cut them off.
Our sampler includes 3 bulbs of each variety below; 9 bulbs total.
- 'Waterlily' -- A double-flowered, lilac-pink variety with flower stalks 6–8in tall. Just one bloom in a small vase makes an elegant bedside bouquet.
- 'Lilac Wonder' -- Large purple goblets, 10-12in tall, are striped with fine white lines.
- Colchicum speciosum 'Album' -- An award-winning selection with pure white blooms that stand out against autumn colors. 7-12in tall.