first colchicum of the year(c.bizantinum)

Lyuda(z6TX)August 8, 2005

Lovely blooms .Cannot wait to see my others.


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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

I really like these, although they are definitely a sign that summer is nearly over ...

    Bookmark   August 9, 2005 at 6:05PM
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buttercupia(zone4 IA)

I have seen large colchicum bulbs (byzantium) for sale this week. They say they can be grown without soil. Do you know when they will bloom? Will it be this fall or next year at the end of summer?? The instructions do not say. Thanks!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2005 at 7:48PM
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august is a proper time for planting colchicum bulbs,so
they will bloom this fall.
They can bloom even soilless,but why not to plant them right away? My single bulb is still blooming,putting on bloom after bloom.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2005 at 8:20PM
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buttercupia(zone4 IA)

Thanks for the tip. Now I can buy and plant some outdoors.. I hope they'll have time to bloom for a while here in the cold fall weather... do they take cold well, I wonder...

    Bookmark   August 22, 2005 at 10:55PM
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