Gardeners are unanimous in their opinion of Colchicum
Best of all are 'Waterlily', a sumptuous double, and Colchicum
speciosum 'Album', a rare and lovely white.
The silver, furry lambs' lugs of stachys byzantina are tough enough to survive being over come by colchicum
leaves and make a perfect foil, both in texture and colour, to the raging puce of some colchicum
A PIECE of garden magic to which I always look forward is the virtual overnight appearance of the colchicums
On a bank under oak and ash trees, we planted Colchicum
speciosum `Altrorubens' which has a crimson- purple flower and the white version, `Album' set against the background of a holly hedge.
look like crocuses, they are actually members of the lily family and not a type of crocus.
Four standard rowan and a 3m high silver birch were planted, along with 1,400 narcissus and colchicum
bulbs are available in shops now and produce stocky flowers in shades of pink in late September.
bulbs, flowers and foliage are all extremely toxic if ingested and can cause serious skin irritation.
A These will be autumn crocus or Colchicum
and are bought and planted as bulbs in late summer.
The dangerous toxins are often concentrated in specific parts of the plant, such as in the bulbs of amaryllis, colchicum
, snowdrops, bluebells and daffodils.
In the autumn, you can plant creamy white narcissi to produce an ethereal effect in spring, along with snowdrops, white hyacinths and lily-flowered white tulips, Tulipa White Triumphator, while the autumn crocus, Colchicum
speciosum Album is indispensable for the autumn garden.