Lovely! I had one of these... briefly.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
The number of plants I've had briefly is quite large. (I had a hundred Jankaea heldreichii, briefly.)
extreme western edge of Denver, Colorado; elevation 1705.6 meters, average annual precipitation 30cm; refuses to look at thermometer if it threatens to go below -17C
The autumn flowering Colchicum have started in our garden:
Colchicum neapolitanum macranthum
Colchicum 'Lilac Major' - I got this under this name more than 30 years ago; it is possibly actually 'Lilac Wonder'
Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C
A few others in flower now:
The first came as C. atropurpureum but may be a form of Colchicum cilicium
The next just as "Mrs Craig's Colchicum" and is possibly C. byzantinum,
And Colchicum cilicium "Pale Form"
This is a small (less than 3 inches tall) Colchicum which was grown from seed which came labeled as C. bivonae which it isn't!
Any suggestions for what it might be?
We got this tiny one from a friend who originally bought it as C. psaridis then was told that the name was changed to C. zahnii. Later someone told him that his was actually Colchicum cupanii!
We came back from 4 weeks away to find there had been so little autumn rain that many of the potted bulbs left in the open had not come into leaf as they were still dry. I presume that is why this autumn flowerer is in bloom in winter!
Two weeks after the last pic, the Colchicum cupanii had a few more blooms open
A tiny Colchicum trigynum in flower in August
It's in flower again and looking a bit stronger
A smaller flower is just opening and will become pinker as it opens
This colchicum has seeded itself in this bed and there is some variation
Colchicums in my area seed a bit too much, so I've taken to dead-heading them. I must not be too successful, because I see even more leaves coming up now around the garden! Their flowers are lovely, but there comes a point when enough is enough!
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8