Without a doubt, the star of the garden at the moment are my Colchicums. What started off as 3 bulbs increased over the years and was eventually divided into two clumps. The original clump stayed more or less as it was, but the few that had been moved have been very busy underground increasing nicely. They have increased so much that I think I could move some to a couple more places.
I hope you agree that they are a beautiful autumn flower, the common name is “naked ladies” because the foliage comes in the spring and not the autumn with the flowers. It pays to plant them amongst other plants so that the foliage isn’t very visible while it is dying down, it also helps to protect the flowers from the worst of the weather. The variety that I have is Rosy Dawn, but there are quite a few different varieties in various colours of pink, white and lilac, also doubles as well as singles.
Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting this each month with flowers from all over the world.