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.

If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It’s a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it’s time to reflect on what’s come before.

~Mitchell Burgess in Northern Exposure

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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.