Colchicum autumnale commonly known as the autumn crocus is currently flowering in the walled garden. The leaves grow and die back in the spring with the ‘naked’ flowers emerging in September.
Our plants grow well in the walled garden, particularly on the rockery and in the herbaceous border. Colchicums clump up amd can be divided when the leaves have died back.
Thought to be native to the UK the plants contain many chemicals that make them toxic. However, these chemicals are being investigated for use as anti-cancer drugs.