Colchicum 'Giant'
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Colchicum 'Giant'

"Autumn crocus"

Colchicum 'Giant'

1 bulb — £4.95

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Orders placed before 1 September 2022
You can expect your order in September 2022

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
You can expect your order in October 2022

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Description

Colchicum 'Giant' adds the size factor to the strange but alluring bare beauty of the autumn-flowering colchicum, which blooms without the backing of foliage which appears in spring and dies off during summer. Colchicum 'Giant' is the tallest of these plants so the impact of this unclothed display is strengthened. Its bright, cup-shaped flowers open to the autumn sun, revealing pinkish lavender brightened with six bright orange stamens emerging from a small white centre.

Colchicum 'Giant' bulbs produce anything from 5 to 10 flower-bearing stems per bulb. They are easy to grow and ideal for planting in containers to give for autumn patio a last blaze of colour before the winter.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Great for shade

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Colchicum 'Giant'

  • Flower colour

    Pink

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    24/+

  • Established height

    10-20cm

  • Established spread

    5-10cm

  • Plant spacing

    50 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade
    Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Meadows
    Ground cover
    lawns
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Woodland gardens
    Rockery
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Damp

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    Toxic if eaten
    Skin/eyes irritant

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

    • Plant your Colchicum 'Giant' bulbs from mid to late autumn;

    • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade;

    • Plant your "Autumn crocus" bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

    • Place the Colchicum 'Giant' bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2022
    You can expect your order in September 2022

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
    You can expect your order in October 2022

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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