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Colchicum - When to dig?

Posted by geoforce z7a SE PA (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 9, 09 at 10:16

Have about 1 dozen mounds of colchicum which have been in place for about 4-5 years. They are starting to get fewer flowers because of crowding. How long after the leaves die to dig? and do the bulbs need a hardening-off before replanting?

Thanks in advance.


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RE: Colchicum - When to dig?

  • Posted by carrieb 7 Philadelphia (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 12, 09 at 12:49

Do you have green foliage right now? Mine do, and I'm in your area. Wait until the foliage turns mostly yellow/brown, then dig. Replant immediately, water once and then leave them be.

RE: Colchicum - When to dig?

  • Posted by alia z5 NW PA (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 28, 09 at 21:57

Be careful with these--they are *very toxic*, as in carcinogen and mutagen.

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