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Colchicum autumn 2009
« on: August 09, 2009, 10:27:19 AM »
The Colchicum season has started now.
Here is C. montana. I love this, and so do the slugs. The next morning they were all eaten!
Happily new flowers will emerge soon.

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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2009, 06:18:50 PM »
First one flowering here:

Colchicum laetum
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2009, 07:30:34 PM »
I should have posted these earlier. This pic of Colchicum graecum was taken on 3rd August. Alas, it has huge leaves.
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2009, 08:29:31 PM »
I have the following in flower - tessellated ex Ian Y, atticum, montana, biovonae, speciosum var bornmuelleri and parnasicum
« Last Edit: August 18, 2009, 10:10:44 AM by mark smyth »
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2009, 09:31:42 PM »
Lovely Colchicum, wondering if the montanum would grow here Poul?
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2009, 08:16:52 AM »
Lovely Colchicum, wondering if the montanum would grow here Poul?

The Colchicum montana will probably grow fine in Switzerland. Mine is planted outside in a raised, southfacing bed with good drainage.
They are unprotected during winter. The Danish winter is not the best for most bulbs, lots of rain and now an then some freezing periods (not below -20). But col. motana handle that fine. The pics is from Saturday morning and is the same plant as above.

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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2009, 02:05:55 PM »
Thanks for your comments, Poul....your groups of C montana look wonderful and I shall try them here on our south facing slope.
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2009, 04:34:43 PM »
Some colchicums in flower now.The first is a dark Colchicum cilicicum in the garden wet and slug eaten.I have lost the information  where it came from.The second is a paler form which shows the benefits of growing in pots under glass.

The third is a Colchicum sp from Greece.
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2009, 05:15:10 PM »
What a delicate pale pink on the last one Tony - very attractive !
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2009, 06:11:49 PM »
Super looking Colchicums so far!
Our first Colchicums are getting underway here, Colchicum agripinum is popping up around the garden!
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2009, 06:27:44 PM »
Tony W. is your Colchicum colicicum clean pale pink with a creamy yellow throat?

Catching up with some of mine

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C. corsicum
C. ex Ian Young - very prolific with flowers and increase
4x ?C. cilicicum or ?. Clean pale pink flowers with a creamy yellow throat. 8 inches 20cm tall to top of the flower - while in bud -with a 4 inch 10cm wide flower. Flowering now.
C. attica

The rain is ruining those in the garden
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2009, 09:19:07 PM »
This is how the Colchicum from Ian looked 5 days ago
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2009, 09:31:23 PM »
Here is Colchicum corsicum from SRGC seed growing in an outside trough. It doesn't get much sun, even when it's shining, but seems to be increasing. Curiously, the flowers appeared at the same time as the dried pots in the bulb house that won't get watered until Tuesday!
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2009, 02:10:32 PM »
Not the best exemplar but still the first bulb to flower for me this season.
C. variegatum.
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2009, 02:20:09 PM »
While weeding just now I accidentally pulled up a small flowering bulb of the Colchicum ex Ian Young. It has just started to root. Anyone want it?

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