Colchicum

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Fermi
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Hi Claire,

I only wish the other colchicums would start seeding aroundcheeky

In fact I've only found seeds on one or two other varieties,

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia Min: -7C, Max: +40C

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This is possibly Colchicum 'The Giant'

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fermi

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We got this one as Colchicum autumnale but I wonder if it's actually a hybrid,

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It emerged with just color in the tips but as it matured the color extended down the petal,

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fermi

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Since colchicums seems to hybridize (and seed) freely, it's hard to know if you have the correct name.  Here is a picture of what I am growing as "The Giant", as well as the darker one, "Glory of Heemstede".

Claire Cockcroft Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

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[quote=Fermi]

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!

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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![/quote]

This year this little charmer has again flowered quite late; 2 days ago a sigle flower emerged and is now accompanied by a few more

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cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia Min: -7C, Max: +40C

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