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Hawick1514

Plantaholic. More plants than space!!

Colchicum 'Waterlily'

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2016
  • Like Count 33
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Hawick1514

Yesterday in pot on doorstep. Putting on good show.

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pianomojoe

Wow I didn't realise a crocus could have such a big flower 🌺👍🏼

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Hawick1514

Hi @pianomojoe his was an Autumn 'Crocus' last October. However confusingly although people call them Autumn Crocus they are not Crocus but another species entirely Colchicum. Even more confusingly there are Crocus's that do flower in Autumn which are also called Autumn Crocus by some people!!!

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pianomojoe

How confusing is that!? Best to stick with the Latin name in this case. I just looked them up and colchicum is highly toxic if eaten 😱 careful if you have pets. Yours look lovely in those pots, good job 😀

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Hawick1514

@pianomojoe Much prefer Latin names as avoids confusion. Although wish they would stop changing them all the time!!! No pets so poisonous plants not a problem, but generally not bothered anyway as so many common plants are poisonous but as long as I don't eat them I will be fine!!

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Hawick1514

#colchicum #colchicumwaterlily

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