How to grow autumn-flowering colchicums

How to grow autumn-flowering colchicums

Ensure your garden is packed with autumn colour by growing colchicums, with help from Monty Don.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
To do
To do

Do not To do in January

Do not To do in February

Do not To do in March

Do not To do in April

Do not To do in May

Do not To do in June

Do not To do in July

Do To do in August

Do not To do in September

Do not To do in October

Do not To do in November

Do not To do in December

In this extract from Gardeners’ World, Monty Don is preparing to plant colchicum corms for colour in autumn. He describes the unusual seasonal cycle of these fascinating members of the lily family. Watch now to see the beautiful white goblet flowers of two choice varieties: Colchicum autumnale ‘Album’ and Colchicum speciosum ‘Album’. Plant them in August and you’ll have spectacular flowers to enjoy in September and October.

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