Colchicum The Giant Spring Flowering Bulbs are commonly referred to as Autumn Crocus. In fact they are from the Lily family and are likely to grace...more
Plant in late August/Sep and be treated to enchanting leafless flowers cheekily named 'Naked Ladies', Colchicum The Giant Spring Flowering Bulbs are commonly referred to as Autumn Crocus. In fact they are from the Lily family and are likely to grace us each early autumn where they do indeed produce a flower very similar to that of a large Crocus. Great for naturalising and placing among grass. Plant in full sun with well-drained soil, if after 3-4 years they begin to overcrowd, split the clump in late summer. Plant 20cm deep 20cm apart 25 per sq metre. Our Colchicum bulb supplier has been selected due to the high standard of products supplied. The packs supplied are larger than that of other suppliers and this is because our packs have generally been designed for use in planting areas.
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Soil condition for Chionodoxa Violet Beauty:
Soil should not be too wet and have good drainage but
should have good moisture retention as bulbs are not deep rooted.
Soil structure can be improved by adding course sand or well rotted
organic material. The ideal PH level is approximately 6.5.
fertilizer is not essential but a dressing of a high potash and phosphate
fertilizer such as bone meal or hoof and bone applied before planting
may be beneficial.
As a rule of thumb bulbs should be planted at least two and a
half times the height of the bulb and far enough apart as not to touch
each other. Plant bulbs in small groups of 6-8 bulbs. It is preferable to
plant before the risks of frost so that rooting can take place quickly.
After rooting they are quite frost tolerant.
When planting in grass areas mowing should not take place until the
leaves have died off (about six weeks from planting.) Do not tie up or
knot the foliage as this cuts off food supply.
Bulbs can be toxic and should not be eaten. Some types may cause
skin irritation therefore gloves should be worn.
Spring Bulb Delivery:
Many orders are despatched within 14 days however due to supplies coming direct from Holland there may be stock shortages and so please allow up to 21 days for delivery. Please contact the team directly on 08450 941707 if a faster delivery is required and we will do our utmost to help you.
PLEASE NOTE: IF ORDERING MULTIPLE PACKS OF BULBS ONLY 1 DELIVERY FEE WILL BE CHARGED i.e. PURCHASE 5 PACKS OF BULBS AND STILL ONLY PAY ONE CHARGE. THIS WILL BE CALCULATED AT THE CHECKOUT.