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Colchicum Waterlily

meadow saffron

Hardy Perennial Hardy Perennial
Hardy bulb Hardy bulb
Suitable for Container Suitable for Container
Bees And Butterflies Bees And Butterflies

from £2.33

5 bulbs
Delivered by 17th September 2021
10 bulbs
Delivered by 17th September 2021
15 bulbs
Delivered by 17th September 2021


Colchicum Waterlily is a RHS award winning crocus that resembles a water lily. Also known as 'Meadow Saffron' this colchicum offers showy pink double blooms of over 20 petals. Each stem can produce 1-6 flowers and foliage appears later than the blooms. Colchis in Asia Minor from where the bulbs were distributed gives the flower its name. This autumn crocus flowers in September-October. Colchicum Waterlily prefers well-drained soil with moisture and a sheltered spot in sun or partial sun. Once the bulb is dormant it can cope with drier condition. These beautiful pink flowers offer drifts of colour when bulbs are planted together. If left to die down they offer flowers every year. These crocus bulbs would make a stunning addition to the front of a border. They can also be used to add interest to walkways, rockeries or containers. Colchium can be used as groundcover to enhance a border.
Part Sun/Part Shade
15cm (6in)
Suitable for Container Bees And Butterflies Drought Tolerant Great Ground Cover AGM Good for rockeries
10cm (4in)
Hardy Perennial Hardy bulb
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