Autumn bulbs

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Hoy
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Autumn bulbs

Late autumn bulbs are not happy here due to lack of sun - the sun is too low in the sky. But some do well.
My first autumn bulb this year is a Crocus that I, as usual, has lost name of.
But here it is:

I found the name I think! It has to be Crocus kotschyanus cappadocicus.
The second picture is taken this afternoon.

Hoy
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More autumn bulbs.
This Lilium species is always a nice flowerer in September, growing "wild" in the shrubbery.
Edit: Lilium rosthornii

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

Hoy
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The next crocus in the row is C. speciosus 'Albus' starting a couple of days later than C. kotchyanus.

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

Lori S.
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No sign yet of the Colchicums here - we always look forward to them. 
I haven't found that autumn crocus have naturalized well for me - also, they bloom sooooo late in my yard that it's touch and go with serious snow and frosts!

Your lily looks like Lilium henryi, Hoy.  Does it have warty little protuberances on the inner petals?

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

Hoy
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Yes, it has long papillae. Thanks, Lori, you put me right even if it is not L. henryi but L. rosthornii which is very similar. The latter flowers 6 weeks later and has a little different color of the petals.

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

RickR
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My Lilium rosthornii looks the same.  I like it so much more than L. henryi.  Mine also has the lighter colored edges to the petals.  The first year of bloom, as the bud developed, I thought it was going to be a misidentified lily, as the bud was white.  But as it matured, it turned to orange.  In the pic, the white bud is the youngest.  It just looks larger because it is closest to the camera lens.  The multiple colors are a very nice feature, though.

Colchicum agrippinum has been very floriferous this year. It must have liked our exceptionally dry spring.  Unfortunately with our continued wet September, I can never get a pic of multiple flowers before the rain beats them down.

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

Hoy
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I had Colchicum agrippinum for several years but not any more.....
The other Colchicums haven't showed themselves yet.

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

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No autumn crocus showing here yet but the first Colchicum autumnale 'Album' are showing in the BG.  I saw C. agrippinum blooming in Ottawa this weekend but no sign from mine yet.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

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First Colchicum are blooming at last...this is Colchicum autumnale 'Album'..it is often the first and the last to bloom; the flowering season is a good 6 weeks!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Mark McD
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Very nice Todd, I'm reminded that I don't grow enough Colchicum, only a few sorts here.  One that I received from a friend is Colchicum 'Pink Goblet'.  I don't know if my plant is named correctly, a few web photos show stronger checkering or tessellation than on mine, but in general terms it looks close.  The flowers are wonderfully fragrant.

Rick, I like the strong tessellation on Colchicum agrippinum.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Boland
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That's a nice unknown Mark....I have several of these pink types but most have floppy stems and are really quite useless.

C. agrippinum is starting for me now.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

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