Colchicum speciosum

Perhaps one of the strongest for naturalising, this colchicum will grow well in sun or part shade, with the leaves emerging after flowering. More
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Perhaps one of the strongest for naturalising with stronger stems and larger, later flowers than C. autumnale. This will grow well in sun or part shade, with the leaves emerge after flowering.

Genus Colchicum
Group/Species speciosum
Type Perennial
Common Name Giant Meadow Saffron
Border Position In Grass
Bulb Size 13/+
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 15cm (6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting May be grown in containers or in ideal conditions, naturalized in turf. Grow in well-drained, deep, humus-rich, fertile soil. Intolerant of waterlogging.
Care Tips It is quite common to see Colchicum already sprouting when they are delivered. This will not have an adverse effect on the long-term health and vigour, and the ones that have not started to flower should be planted out as normal, taking care not to damage any emerging shoots. Those that have started to flower should be taken out of the bag and placed on a sunny windowsill where you can enjoy the show. As soon as the flowers have faded (and before the leaves develop), these too can be planted out.
Flowering September - October
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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