Plant Family / Colchicum - Autumn Crocuses
Perfect for adding a burst of color to the fall garden, Colchicum (Autumn Crocus) bears big flowers in shades of purplish-pink and white in September or October. Resembling crocuses with its cup-shaped flowers, it produces its strap-like foliage, way later, in spring. Blooming year after year and getting bigger with age, this flower bulb is ridiculously easy to grow. All parts of this plant are poisonous, therefore it is diligently ignored by hungry deers, rabbits, and other critters.
Perfect for adding a burst of color to the fall garden, Colchicum 'Waterlily' is one of the showiest of the Autumn Crocuses. This double-flowered variety bears big flowers, 3 in. long (8 cm), with silky lilac-pink flowers consisting of more than 20 petals.
Vigorous, award-winning Colchicum autumnale 'Nancy Lindsay' is a small cormous perennial which features large, slender, deep mauve-pink flowers, 2 in. wide (5 cm), on conspicuous dark purple stems.