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Meadow Saffron Waterlily in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Colchicum 'Waterlily'

 

Meadow Saffron 'Waterlily'

Colchicum, commonly known as autumn crocus, meadow saffron or naked lady, is an autumn-blooming plant, very similar in appearance to true crocuses. The flowers emerge from the ground long after the leaves have died back. Take care when handling them as every part of this plant is highly toxic.

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plant Features
  • Meadow Saffron Waterlily likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Meadow Saffron Waterlily likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Meadow Saffron Waterlily is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Meadow Saffron Waterlily likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Meadow Saffron 'Waterlily'

Latin name

Colchicum 'Waterlily'

type

Bulb

family

Colchicaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Meadow Saffron Waterlily likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Meadow Saffron Waterlily is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Meadow Saffron Waterlily likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Meadow Saffron Waterlily likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Meadow Saffron Waterlily is 0.10meters x 0.15meters 0.10 M 0.15 M

Colchicum 'Waterlily'

Colchicum, commonly known as autumn crocus, meadow saffron or naked lady, is an autumn-blooming plant, very similar in appearance to true crocuses. The flowers emerge from the ground long after the leaves have died back. Take care when handling them as every part of this plant is highly toxic.


Flowering Season

From Mid Autumn TO Late Autumn

Colchicum throw up their blooms in mid to late autumn. long after the leaves have died

 

Planting Outdoors

From Mid Summer TO Mid Summer

Colchicums need moisture-retentive, fertile soil to flower well. They're best grown in a sheltered spot that enjoys afternoon sun because this encourages a good succession of wide-open flowers. In deep shade, you'll only get a very few spindly ones. Dry bulbs are most readily available in mid-summer and should be planted, as soon as they arrive, at a depth of 7.5cm to 10cm (3in to 4in). Specialist nurseries will supply plants at other times, too.

 
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