Colchicum x agrippinum

Colchicum x agrippinum

Habitat:
Best grown in a sunny spot in well-drained soil that does not get too dry. Plant 10cm deep in summer or early autumn.

Distribution and Description:
Colchicum × agrippinum is a hybrid of C. variegatum with some other species, perhaps C. autumnale. References indicate that it was introduced circa 1874.

The last couple of years we have noticed that in the spring, short strap-shaped leaves emerge and then these leaves go dormant in late spring. But wait…there’s more…. towards the end of summer and into the beginning of autumn flowers emerge leafless out of the bare ground. The flowers are checkered with purple pink checks.

Availability:
From most well established bulb suppliers

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January 23, 2018