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Colchicum Bulbs Giant

Extra-large flowers in purplish pink. Great for patio pots in fall. Each bulb produces 5-10 flowers. (Colchicum giganteum)
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Price: $12.95

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Details:

Height: 6-8" tall
Bulb Spacing: 4 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Fall
Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Bearded Iris start shipping the week of August 4th. Orders with Fall-Flowering Crocus and Colchicum will start shipping the week of August 24th.

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Details
SKU 7FFC1
Common Name Autumn Colchicum
Botanical Name Colchicum giganteum
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink
Estimated Mature Height 6-8" tall
Bulb Size 20/+ cm
Bulb Spacing 4 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 2" deep
Bloom Time Fall
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Summer, Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Well Draining
Suggested Uses Containers, Showy Flowers, Easy to Grow
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • White Autumn Crocus Bulbs

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  • Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

    Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

  • Releasable Bulb Planter

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Description
Growing Fall-Flowering Crocus and Colchicum These two groups of bulbs are almost like magic. You plant them in late summer, and they bloom almost immediately. We ship them, along with Bearded Irises, in August, earlier than other fall bulbs, with instructions to plant right away. They're great in the ground or in patio pots---anywhere you want to add jewel-like color for your fall garden. In just days, you'll see them poking up through the ground, and before you know it they're in bloom, just when everything else in your garden is almost finished! It's a wonderful finale of color that just won't happen without these beauties.

If you've never planted them before, you'll find the regular 'fall-flowering crocus', including C. sativus,, the saffron crocus, much like spring bloomers (about 4-5 inches tall). Colchicums are different, since every bulb (they're larger than the regular crocus bulbs) produces a whole bouquet of flowers. One Colchicum bulb will send up between 5 and 10 stems, and each one will soon bear a flower.

So plant either or both, and enjoy some brilliant spring color in your garden when you need it the most--in fall!'

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • White Autumn Crocus Bulbs

    White Autumn Crocus Bulbs

  • Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

    Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

  • Releasable Bulb Planter

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        5.0

        Great addition to the autumn garden

        By John

        from Franklin, NY

        About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener

        Pros

        • Large Bulb Size
        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

        • Short Bloom Time

        Best Uses

        • Border plantings
        • Fall color

        Comments about American Meadows Colchicum Bulbs Giant:

        The Colchicum Bulbs Giant is a terrific addition to the autumn garden. Its blooms add visual constrast to autumn crocus and play nicely against re-blooming iris.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Special!

        By BK

        from North Idaho

        About Me Avid Gardener

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        Pros

        • Large Bulb Size
        • Low Maintenance
        • Pest Resistant
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

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            Comments about American Meadows Colchicum Bulbs Giant:

            The bulbs were givien to me as heirlooms from my Grandma's garden. I had no idea they would be such a delight! When the leaves came up, in the spring, I had forgotten that I'd planted them and I thought the leaves were "Skunk Cabbages"! I started to pull them up and a beautiful, large, bulb came up and then it dawned on me what it was I was messing with! Yes. The leaves are pretty homely, but when the blooms come up, in the fall, they MORE than make up for any temporary homelyness! They are very hardy and easy to care for! The gophers don't seem to bother them at all! I love them!

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            5.0

            It flowering like in the spring!

            By DL

            from Newton, Ma.

            About Me Getting Started

            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • It's very hardy
            • Lightweight
            • This spring became 3

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              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Lawn
              • Outdoors
              • Patio

              Comments about American Meadows Colchicum Bulbs Giant:

              It is very hardy. It just like what it is intruduced as a product. The flowers bloom in the fall none stop until the end of fall. We had one bulb last year. Now it growed 3 out this spring. It will be beautiful in the fall again. We are going to seperate them in 2 more different areas around our house. Very easy to plant and no care really needed. It blooms quickly before you noticed it.

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              5.0

              This was a wonderful surprise!

              By Sharon the first-time home owner

              from Warrenton, VA

              About Me Getting Started

              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy
              • Lightweight

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                • Outdoors

                Comments about American Meadows Colchicum Bulbs Giant:

                I had never even seen fall crocuses before, but was trying to keep some color later in the year here in warm Virginia. This plant is so cool - big blossoms which repeat again and again. It is surprising to a newbie because the flowers just pop out of nowhere in the fall - no leaves! The leaves are out now and they are nothing like normal crocus leaves, a bit unattractive. I will probably put spring-bloomers around it for next year.

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                4.0

                Attractive Bloom

                By Greenjeans

                from Marlboro, NJ

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                      Comments about American Meadows Colchicum Bulbs Giant:

                      Grew indoors. Nice bloom. Bought this and the "Water Lily" variety. This "traditional" look is the better of the two. Once the blooms were spent, I moved them to the garden.

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                      How-To Guides

                      How to Plant Fall Flowering Crocus

                      Fall Flowering Crocus create quick, delightful beauty in the fall garden just weeks after being planted. We ship them in August, along with the Bearded Iris, to be planted right away. They're great in the ground or in patio pots---anywhere you want to add jewel-like color for your fall garden. In just days, you'll see them poking up through the ground, and before you know it they're in bloom, just when everything else in your garden is almost finished! It's a wonderful finale of color that just won't happen without these beauties.

                      How to Plant:
                      1. Plant bulbs as soon as possible after receiving them.
                      2. Read the label to see how deep to plant your crocus – This may vary for different varieties of bulbs.
                      3. Find a sunny spot in your garden that has good drainage – Crocus bulbs do not like very moist soil. You can also plant Fall Flowering Crocus in patio pots.
                      4. Dig a hole according to the depth on your package. Add organic compost if available.
                      5. Plant bulb pointy side up. Don’t worry if you can’t decipher which end this is – The flower will find its way up.
                      6. Back-fill with soil and water thoroughly to remove air pockets.

                      You should see sprouts within a week or so and blooms in just several weeks!

                      If you are planting Saffron Crocus bulbs to harvest the stamens to cook with, you will want to do this once they begin blooming.

                      Harvesting Saffron: When the flowers are fresh, simply remove the bright red stigmas you'll see in each flower's center; they carry the saffron spice. You can use it immediately in the fresh form, or dry it for later use. To dry your saffron, simply spread the red stigmas out for several days on a paper towel in a warm dry place. Once they're dry, store them in an air-tight container in a cool, dark place, and use the saffron whenever you like.

                      For more information on growing and harvesting Saffron Crocus, read our blog "Saffron Crocus: Delightful and Delicious."

                      Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                      • White Autumn Crocus Bulbs

                        White Autumn Crocus Bulbs

                      • Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

                        Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

                      • Releasable Bulb Planter

                        Releasable Bulb Planter

                      Shipping

                      Fall-Flowering Crocus and Colchicum start shipping the week of August 24th .

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                      As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

                      Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                      • White Autumn Crocus Bulbs

                        White Autumn Crocus Bulbs

                      • Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

                        Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

                      • Releasable Bulb Planter

                        Releasable Bulb Planter

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