'Waterlily' Autumn Crocus (Colchicum) Bulb

Item #08088


The foliage doesn't show up 'til spring

4- to 5-inch petal-packed blossoms really do resemble floating waterlilies.

Large, vividly colored lavender-pink double flowers appear on leafless stems in mid-autumn on this Colchicum 'Waterlily'. Known as Autumn Crocus, delights with fall flowers, and 'Waterlily' is a particularly beautiful double-flowered variety.

'Waterlily' Autumn Crocus 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 Autumn Crocus is more lovely. Tuck the bulbs into your garden this autumn, and prepare to be delighted (and surprised) next fall.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Colchicum
Species hybrid
Variety 'Waterlily'
Item Form Bulb
Zone 5 - 8
Bloom Start To End Late Summer - Early Fall
Plant Height 6 in - 8 in
Plant Width 4 in - 6 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants
Bloom Color Light Lavender, Pink
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Fall Color, Naturalizing, Outdoor
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

October 30, 2015

Everyone loves these!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I bought them for the late season color, I had no idea they were so beautiful! Everyone wants to know what they are, and where to get them. They are very short, around 6", so they are perfect for borders, and highlights.

Eric Sachs from OH

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