from Paddy Parmee
Easy to grow in good, deep, moisture-retentive soil, Colchicums appear from their summer dormancy, to flower in the autumn. They are often called ”Naked Ladies” as they appear without their leaves, which only properly appear in winter to early spring, and last until midsummer.
They need to be planted 3″ (8cm) deep perhaps a little more for the bigger bulbs.
A few more from the garden – with our wet late summer the slugs are a problem.
Some of the bigger ones flop in the rain, I try to grow through small shrubs & low growing plants to support which works well.
All parts of the plant are toxic if ingested and will cause skin irritation on contact.