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  • Flowering Time
    • September
    • October
  • Planting Time
    • September
  • Growing
    • Hardy
    • Perennial
  • RHS Recommended
    • Award of Garden Merit
    • Plants for Pollinators
  • Perfect For
    • Autumn Flowering
    • Naturalising
    • Pots & Tubs
    • Small Garden & Balcony
  • Flowering Height
    • 12 cm
  • Bulb Size
    • 14/+ cm
  • Colour
    • Purples & Mauves

Colchicum Waterlily

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An exquisite plant which flowers during September and October, Colchicum ‘Waterlily’ produces large yet delicate-looking, rosy-lilac flowers.  The segments of each double flower open horizontally to the autumn sun, looking like ethereal sea anemones.

Commonly known as meadow saffron, Colchicum are wonderful pollinator-friendly flowers, invaluable for adding late-season colour to the garden.

Large, glossy leaves follow the flowers and remain until summer when they fade to reveal the waterlily-shaped flowers once more.

Colchicums are excellent for naturalising, forming large clumps amongst grass or at the edge of garden borders. 

Well-drained soil and full sun or part shade is essential for the bulbs to thrive.

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