COLCHICUM SPECIOSUM BORNMUELLERI
This is the extremely beautiful, rarer, and much earlier-flowering form of Colchicum speciosum, which produces pale, almost white buds with a greenish perianth tube. Mature flowers, which appear in late autumn, long before the leaves, are pale rosy-lilac with white throat. This form from Northern Turkey has narrower leaves and purplish anthers, and although it was once considered a species, it is now included in Colchicum speciosum.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground. It also makes a superb alpine house specimen!
Classification:Half hardy bulb, Hardy bulb
Packet Content:10 (Approx)