The ‘Waterlily’ Colchicum is a hybrid resulting from a cross of Colchicum autumnale ‘Alboplenum’ and Colchicum speciosum ‘Album’. The flowers resemble a water lily, hence the name. The fully double, lilac-pink flowers bloom in late summer to early fall on naked stems to 6″ tall.
Up to two-foot tall Leaves appear in the Spring and die back in the summer. The flowers appear out of nowhere, with no leaves in early Autumn. I plant them in beds with low growing groundcovers to add a touch of green leaves.
These are one of my favorite flowers. Deer generally don’t touch them.
I used a Canon 100MM Macro F 2.8 Lens for all of these images.
Following are more colchicum images.
More Mish Garden Images
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- Mish’s Garden: Crabapple Trees and Ornamental Grasses in Autumn
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