Colchicum ‘Beaconsfield’

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colchicum beaconsfield

'Beaconsfield' colchicum

This is a recent acquisition from Odyssey Bulbs, in full, though battered, bloom on September 15th. It does not seem to be as tesselated (checkered) as Colchicum agrippinum. But since this is its first year, and since I was out of town for its peak bloom, we’ll revisit that issue next year. It appears it will be an early bloomer, as it couldn’t wait until it was planted, but was blooming in the shipping box.

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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gail October 4, 2010, 9:37 pm

it’s still a pretty flower! I love the checkered colchicums~One of the ones you shared with me looked tesselated. gail

Carol Flett October 2, 2010, 9:45 pm

I was away for three weeks while mine were in bloom and I was so disappointed to find them laying beaten to the ground from the recent rain. Glad you got a shot of yours.

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