Colchicum 2014

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Fermi
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Colchicum 2014

We grow a number of autumn flowering Colchicums and these are the latest.

This one we got as "Princess Astrid" - I think it's a form of Colchicum cilicium

Princess Astrid

This is a pale form of Colchicum cilicium

Colchicum cilicium - pale form

cheers

fermi

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Nice plants Fermi! Seems the fall is imminentwink

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Autumn is in full swing here, Trond!

Today we went to see an amazing garden in the Strathbogie ranges North of Melbourne called 'Sunnymeade' - Craig is a NARGS member and he's devoted his life to creating this paradise.

This clump of Colchicum speciosum was particularly impressive,

cheers

fermi

 

Colchicum speciosum

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

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A few more from our garden; this one is doing the rounds as "Mrs Craig's Colchicum" - Olive Craig was a past member of our club who I never got to meet,

Mrs Craig's Colchicum

Lilac Wonder initially and then in fuller bloom

Colchicum Lilac Wonder Colchicum Lilac Wonder

Likewise for the pale form of Colchicum cilicium

Colchicum cilicium pale form

cheers

fermi

 

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Mark McD
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Been enjoying the autumn colchicums, love the pale flowered C. cilicicum. We're at opposite extremes with Colchicum, the "glacial" ice layer is now receded off about 30% of my yard (just happened the last day or two) and already see lilac pink buds on C. doerfleri. Close to the warm south side of the house C. kesselringii forms have been trying to bloom, but it only rose above freezing two days ago, so the blooms are a bit beat up after a number of nights down to 12-14 F.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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harold peachey
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Colchicum hungaricum 'Velebit Star' I think, please advise if incorrect

I have reposted this image using Firefox - hope it works now

Harold Peachey
USDA Z5, Onondaga, NY US

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Harold, you didn't upload the image!

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Fermi
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deesen wrote:

Harold, you didn't upload the image!

But it was there yesterday!

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Lori S.
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I went into "edit" mode to see if, perhaps, the file image wasn't attached but it doesn't seem that any image is uploaded... ?

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

RickR
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It was originally uploaded, but the file has apparently gotten lost! 

 

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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I can see it fine now and have been able to ever since it was posted originally, surprise

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

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