As a rule Colchicum are easy, garden plants for sun or light shade. In common with most bulbs, they like well-drained soils but they are sufficiently tolerant that they do well in most soils. After planting, most need little attention apart from division, as the leaves fade, every few years.
We concentrate on medium to small, plants, with a tidy habit and we enliven this selection with a few of the clones and hybrids that we consider best. It is a personal selection.
It was, for many years, disappointing for us and our customers, when we got asked for Colchicum in perhaps September. This was the worst time to try and buy them, but now we cool-store our Colchicum from soon after we harvest them. This only upsets them a little and extends the season considerably so that you can have them the year that you see them (elsewhere) in flower. However it is still very helpful if you can order before mid-September, then we can be sure of having enough lifted (and cooled) to meet the demand!
Order from Autumn list only.