'Waterlily' Autumn Crocus (Colchicum) Bulb

'Waterlily' Autumn Crocus (Colchicum) Bulb
'Waterlily' Autumn Crocus (Colchicum) Bulb

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The foliage doesn't show up 'til spring
SKU 08088
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Bulb Pack Size
Pack of 1
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Key Characteristics

5 - 8

Mature Height

8 IN

Mature Width

6 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / 'Waterlily' Autumn Crocus (Colchicum) Bulb

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.

Product Details

Item Form Bulb
Bulb Pack Size Pack of 1
Genus Colchicum
Species hybrid
Variety 'Waterlily'
Product Classification Bulbs
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Lavender, Pink
Bloom Season Start Late Summer
Bloom Season End Early Fall
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant
Characteristics Bloom First Year, Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Fall Color, Naturalizing, Outdoor
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI
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