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Waterlily Autumn Crocus
The Largest, Showiest Colchicum Yet!
08088.jpgWaterlily Autumn Crocus

Waterlily Autumn Crocus

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Item # 08088
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The foliage doesn't show up 'til spring!

4- to 5-inch petal-packed blossoms really do resemble floating waterlilies!
Large, vividly colored 4- to 5-inch lavender-pink double flowers appear on leafless stems in mid-autumn on this splendid bulb. Known as Autumn Crocus, Colchicum delights with fall flowers, and Waterlily is a particularly beautiful double-flowered variety.

Colchicum is an interesting bulb. You plant it in fall, but in spring the only thing you get is foliage! Long after you've forgotten about it, the flowers literally burst open overnight -- in autumn, just when the garden floor needs some color!

No plant is easier to grow. You can force this bulb indoors by setting it on a bed of pebbles in a pan of shallow water, or plant it in the garden in autumn. Garden rodents and even deer will leave it alone -- the bulb is poisonous, and pests keep their distance!

These bright rosy-pink double blooms reach 4 to 5 inches wide, packed with long, slender petals. The flowers really do resemble a waterlily! No Colchicum is more lovely. Tuck the bulbs into your garden this autumn, and prepare to be delighted (and surprised!) next fall! Zones 5-8.

Genus Colchicum
Variety 'Waterlily'
ItemForm Bulb
Zone 5 - 8
BloomStartToEnd Early Fall - Mid Fall
PlantHeight 6 in
PlantWidth 4 in - 5 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Bloom First Year, Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Indoor Growing
BloomColor Light Lavender, Pink
BloomSeason Fall
FoliageColor Medium Green
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant
SeasonOfInterest Fall
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Fall Color, Naturalizing, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands