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Colchicum 'Violet Queen'

Meadow Saffron or Naked Ladies

Colchicum 'Violet Queen'
Colchicum 'Violet Queen'

Colchicum are a range of unusual bulbs that tend to flower in autumn, their foliage appearing later. Colchicum 'Violet Queen' has one to five funnel-shaped pinkish-violet flowers, scented. It makes great underplanting for roses.

Plant in deep, fertile well drained soil, in a sunny postion. Generally Colchicum do not like to be wet - so avoid overwatering.


Scientific family Colchicaceae Special type
Type Bulb Origin Asia: Turkey
Lifecycle Deciduous
Garden style Cottage/informal Position Border Underplanting
Awards Features Autumn colour
Wildlife pH Acid Alkaline Neutral
Fragrance Scented Aspect South East West
Exposure Sheltered Growth rate
Growth Habit Clump/mound forming Maintenance Little or no maintenance
Health caution Extremely poisonous Additional use
Time to maturity 2-5 years Spacing 15cm
Planting depth 10cm


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Colchicum tenorei View
Colchicum 'Autumn Queen' View
Colchicum 'Pink Goblet' View
Colchicum cilicicum View
Colchicum tenorii View
Colchicum 'The Giant' View
Colchicum 'Violet Queen' View
Colchicum byzantinum 'Innocence' View
Colchicum cilicium View
Colchicum 'Harlekijn' View
Colchicum 'Waterlily' View
Colchicum autumnale f. album View
Colchicum autumnale 'Nancy Lindsay' View


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Soil Clay Loam Sand Chalk Silt Rich
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Max mature height 15cm
Mature spread 10cm