Flowers attract bees
Plant for chalk soil
Plant for clay soil
Plant for sun
Goblet-shaped lilac-pink buds open to reveal beautiful mottled/chequerboard patterned flowers in late summer and autumn. One of the first colchicum varieties to flower. Flowers appear many weeks before the leaves, hence the common name of naked ladies. The leaves appear in late winter/early spring.
Prefers a moisture retentive but well-drained soil in full sun. CARE: All parts of this plant are poisonous. TOXIC if ingested. Handling can cause skin irritation.
Height: 4 - 6 inches / 10 - 15cm
Spread: 4 - 6 inches / 10 - 15cm
Supplied as a freshly lifted bulb with some soil. May be flowering or in leaf depending when purchased.
AGM: The RHS Award of Garden Merit. Plants awarded an AGM are:
- excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
- of good constitution
- essentially stable in form and colour
- reasonably resistant to pests and diseases
Our web shop is now open for you to browse and make your selection from. Postage and packing charges depend on the total weight of plants you buy. We only send plants out Monday (not Bank Holidays) to Wednesday. This is to avoid packages being left in the postage system over the weekend. Shipping plants and keeping them healthy along the process is an intricate matter. As we care for the plants we sell we deliver them in a way that ensures they have enough to drink and enough protection between our nursery and your home.
Typically sent out via Royal Mail's First Class Signed for delivery service
Click And Collect
Collection is available from the nursery by appointment only or from one of the events we’ll be attending. During May, June and July our show schedule is very busy so appointments are not always possible and also at other times if we are away attending an event.