These fall flowering gems will add extra color to your garden when many other plants have passed. Plant the small flowered fall crocus in rock gardens, under trees, around shrubs, and in the ground to cover patches, or even scattered throughout your lawn! If you plant in the lawn, let the foliage emerge and naturally yellow for abot 4-6 weeks without mowing it. This will work fine in many colder areas, since the lawn is growing slowly in autumn. In the flower garden, plant them where their colorful blossoms will pair nicely with other fall flowers such as sedum and dwarf aster.
The larger colchicum bulbs can be planted in among evergreen ground covers and in the perennial border. In a rock garden they can flop over, especially if not grown in full sun.
They shine when planted among vinca, ivy and other evergreen ground covers because their bright flowers contrast well with the foliage, and they're supported by the sturdy green groundcovers. Plus, the groundcovers prevents soil from splashing up onto the flowers, keeping them clean looking until they fade in a week or so.