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Colchicum agrippinum

Genus: Colchicum.

Species: Colchicum agrippinum.

From Bjs June 2014 - planted in snowdrop border, far left at pillar beside clematis.

Easy to grow, deep, moisture-retentive soil, these appear from their summer dormancy, denuded of leaves, to flower in the autumn-hence 'Naked Ladies'. A pointer to the end of summer, their bright flowers last incredibly well considering their apparent susceptibility, the leaves only properly appearing in the spring. Very different from the larger goblet shaped forms with the flowers open almost flat with broad pointed petals. Narrow, wavy-edged leaves less noticeable than their bigger cousins. These increase well in composted soil, in an open, sunny site.

NB -first bulbs of this plant from Brian are planted in the Acer bed.

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