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Colchicum 'Violet Queen'

Meadow Saffron or Naked Ladies

Colchicum 'Violet Queen'
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 Time to maturity 2-5 years
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
Spacing 15cm Planting depth 10 cm
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Flowering



Aug Sep Oct Year
Curr year 0 4 0 11
Prev year 0 0 0 0

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Soil Clay Loam Sand Chalk Silt Rich
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US hardiness zone
Max mature height 15cm
Mature spread 010 cm