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Colchicum Bulbs Water Lily

This is the world-famous double pink fall flowering colchicum. Each bulb produces 5 to 10 flowers. (Colchicum autumnale)

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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 6FFC1
Common Name Autumn Colchicum
Botanical Name Colchicum autumnale
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 16/+ 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 Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Containers, Easy to Grow
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Releasable Bulb Planter

    Releasable Bulb Planter

  • Wild Crocus Bulbs Tri-Color

    Wild Crocus Bulbs Tri-Color

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:
  • Releasable Bulb Planter

    Releasable Bulb Planter

  • Wild Crocus Bulbs Tri-Color

    Wild Crocus Bulbs Tri-Color

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5.0

beautiful, really beautiful

By addy

from frederick, md

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Pros

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

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      Comments about American Meadows Colchicum Water Lily - Single Bulb:

      Picked up one bulb, planted it and forgot about it. What a surprise when this beautiful flower came up.

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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:
      • Releasable Bulb Planter

        Releasable Bulb Planter

      • Wild Crocus Bulbs Tri-Color

        Wild Crocus Bulbs Tri-Color

      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:
      • Releasable Bulb Planter

        Releasable Bulb Planter

      • Wild Crocus Bulbs Tri-Color

        Wild Crocus Bulbs Tri-Color

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