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Flowers. Photo from R. V. Roger

See photo of flower from Hortipedia

Foliage

Difficulty in telling difference between Colchicum Autumn Herald and Violet Queen

Form

Click on photos of flower form from Augis Bulbs

Plant Name

Colchicum 'Violet Queen'

The name Colchicum is derived from Colchis, a location in Asia Minor, from which the bulbs are distributed.

Common Name

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Soil

Sand, Chalk

Sun Aspect

Full Sun

Soil Moisture

Moist

Plant Type

Perennial Corm

Height x Spread in inches (cms) (1 inch = 2.5 cms, 12" = 1 foot = 30 cms, 3 feet = 1 yard, 40 inches = 1 metre)

6 inches x 10 inches (15 x 25)

Foliage

Green leaves are produced in the Spring. Moisture required in the Spring for the roots and foliage, and September for the flowers.

Flower Colour in Month(s). Seed

Bluish-Lilac with White throat in September before the leaves are produced in the spring

Comment

"Colchicum - plant the bulbs in late summer, early autumn, approx. 10cm (4”) deep. Unless it says otherwise they all like deep, fertile soil in full sun that never dries out completely but is not too wet either. Flowers are then produced in the autumn and winter from naked ground followed by fleshy winter foliage emerging from a rosette, that dies down in early summer before its dry dormancy." from R.V. Roger.

This bulb has "gorgeous bluish lilac flowers with a conspicuous white throat." from R.V. Roger.

The 3 natural divisions of Colchicum are:-

  • 1. Autumn-flowering species and hybrids
  • 2. Winter- and Spring-flowering species and
  • 3. Tessellated species, those marked with a crisscross pattern on the petals in colors of dark and light rosy mauve

and the relevant division is added to the Plant Description Page Title.

Plant 5 inches (13 cms) deep in average well-drained, moisture-retentive soil - 6 inches (15 cms) deep in sandy soil - and 4 inches (10 cms) apart in July. When planting, take care that the bulbs are set in an area where their foliage will not cover other plants; like along shrub borders to bring colour at unusual times of the year.
Colchicum - photos taken by Arnold Trachtenberg - are grown in his New Jersey garden, planted in garden soil augmented with 50% grit.

Available from R. V. Roger with Bulbmeister in USA

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Single Flower. Photo from R. V. Roger

Single Leaf

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Flower Colour

Flowering Months

COLCHICUM

 

 

Autumn-flowering Colchicums

Colchicum autumnale
...
Colchicum autumnale 'Alboplenum'
Colchicum autumnale
'Album'
Colchicum autumnale
'Major'

Colchicum autumnale
'Nancy Lindsay'

Colchicum autumnale 'Pleniflorum'
Colchicum
'Autumn Herald'

Colchicum baytopiorum
...

Colchicum boissieri
...

Colchicum byzantinum
...

Colchicum cilicium
...

Colchicum cilicium
'Purpureum'
Colchicum cupanii
...

Colchicum
'Dick Trotter'

Colchicum 'Disraeli'
...

Colchicum giganteum
...

Colchicum 'Gracia'
...

Colchicum graecum
...

Colchicum 'Harlekijn'
...

Colchicum 'Jochem Hof'
...

Colchicum laetum
Colchicum
'Lilac Bedder'
Colchicum
'Lilac Wonder'
Colchicum luteum
Colchicum parlatoris
Colchicum 'Poseidon'
Colchicum
'Rosy Dawn'
Colchicum speciosum
'Album'
Colchicum speciosum bornmeulleri
Colchicum speciosum
'Ordu'
Colchicum tenorei
Colchicum
'The Giant'

Colchicum
'Violet Queen'
Colchicum
'Water Lily'

Colchicum
'William Dykes'

Lavender-Pink
...
Double White
...
Single White
...
Rose-Lilac
...
Pink-Mauve
...
Lilac-Pink
...
Wine-Purple with
White eye
Pinkish-Purple with
Yellow anthers
Pinkish-Lilac with
Yellow anthers
Pale Lilac or Bright Mauve with White Centre
Purplish-Pink
...
Red-Purple
...
Rosy-Lilac with Purplish-Black anthers
Violet-Pink with
White-star Centre
Magenta chequered with White Centre
Soft Purple
...
Light Violet-Purple with
White Base
Rose-Pink and
darker Pink
Creamy-White with
Purple Blotches
Royal Purple with
White Throat
Rose-Lilac
Light Violet-Purple with
White Throat
Deep Lilac-Pink
...
Yellow
Pink-Lilac
Violet-Mauve
Pinkish-Violet with
White Centre
White
...
Pink with
White Throat
Amethyst-Violet with
White Centre
Light to Dark Purple
Purplish-Violet with
White Base
Bluish-Lilac with
White Throat
Pinkish-Lilac
...
Soft Lilac with
Greenish-White Centre

August, September
...
August, September
...
August, September
...
September
...
September, October
...
November, December
...
August, September
...
October
...
September, October, November, December
September
...
September
...
September
...
September, October, November, December
September
...
September
...
October, November
...
October, November
...
August
...
September
...
September, October
...
September
September
...
September
...
September
September
September
September
...
October
...
October
...
September
...
September
September
...
September
...
September, October
...
September
...

Tessellated-flowering Colchicums

Colchicum agrippinum
...
Colchicum
'Autumn Queen'

Colchicum bivonae
'Apollo'
...
Colchicum bivonae
'Glory of Heemstede'
...

Colchicum bivonae
'Vesta'
...
Colchicum
macrophyllum
Colchicum sfikasianum
...
Colchicum sibthorpii
...
...

Pale Lilac with Lilac-Purple tessellation
Pink with White Throat and Purple tessellation
Lilac with White Centre
and Purplish-Violet
tessellation
Reddish-Purple with
Purplish-Violet
tessellation
Light Violet with
Purplish-Violet
tessellation
Pale Lilac with White
tessellation
Purple-Pink with
White tessellation
Rosy-Lilac with
Purplish-Violet
tessellation

September, October
...
August, September
...
October, November
...
...
October, November
...
...
October, November
...
...
September, October,
November
September
...
September, October,
November
...

Winter-flowering Colchicums

Colchicum crocifolium
Colchicum kesselringii
...

Colchicum hungaricum albiflorum
Colchicum szovitisii
'Tivi'

Colchicum szovitisii
'White Forms

White
White with Purple/Brown Striping
White with Dark
Purple Anthers
White with
Orange Pollen
White
...

January, February
January, February
...
January, February
...
January, February
...
January, February
...

Winter- and Spring-Flowering Colchicums

Colchicum hungaricum
...

White with Pale Lilac central Stripes

December, January,
February, March, April

CROCUS

Autumn-flowering Crocus

Crocus banaticus
Crocus asturicus var. atripurpureus
Crocus asumaniae
Crocus boryi
...
Crocus cambessedesii
...
Crocus cancellatus
cancellatus
Crocus cancellatus
lycius
Crocus cancellatus
pamphylicus
Crocus
cartwrightianus
Crocus
cartwrightianus 'Albus'
Crocus goulimyi
Crocus goulimyi 'Albus'
Crocus hadriaticus
...
Crocus hadriaticus
'Indian Summer'

Crocus kotschyanus kotschyanus
Crocus kotschyanus kotschyanus 'Albus'
Crocus kotschyanus
'Reliance'
Crocus laevigatus
'Fontenayi'
Crocus ligusticus
Crocus niveus
Crocus nudiflorus
Crocus ochroleucus
Crocus oreocreticus
...
Crocus pallasii
ssp. pallasii

Crocus pulchellus
Crocus pulchellus 'Albus'
Crocus pulchellus
'Inspiration'

Crocus pulchellus 'Michael Hoog'
Crocus pulchellus
'Zephyr'

Crocus sativus
Crocus serotinus
clusii

Crocus serotinus
salzmanii

Crocus serotinus salzmanii 'Erectophyllus'
Crocus speciosus
'Aino'

Crocus speciosus
'Aitchisonii'

Crocus speciosus
...
Crocus speciosus
'Albus'

Crocus speciosus
'Atabir'

Crocus speciosus
'Cassiope'

Crocus speciosus
'Conqueror'

Crocus speciosus
'Oxonian'

Crocus veneris
...

Lilac to Purple
Light and Dark Violet
...
White to Pale Lilac
Creamy-White
...
White to Deep Lilac,
striped Purple
Pale to Mid Lilac-Blue
...
Creamy-White
...
White
...
Pale to deep Lilac-Purple or White, darker veins
Pure White
...
Soft Lilac
White
White with
Purple markings
Fragrant, White
...
Pale Lilac with Orange band inside
Bone-White
...
Light Violet-Blue
...
Ageratum-Violet
...
Light Lilac, darker veins
White
Bright Purple
Creamy-White
Mid-Lilac to Purple,
darker veins
Pale Pinkish-Lilac to deep Lilac-Blue
Pale Lilac
White
Sky-Blue
...
White
...
White shaded Grey
...
Lilac with Purple veins
Lilac with White throat
...
Lilac with White throat
...
Lilac
...
Lilac-Blue with
darker veining
Inside pale Lavender, Outside almost White
Purple-Violet
...
White
...
Violet-Blue veined
with Purple
Violet-Blue with
Yellow centre
Blue
...
Violet-Mauve with
Blue stem
White flushed Bronze
...

September, October
September, October, November, December
October, November
September, October, November, December
September, October, November, December
September, October, November, December
September, October, November, December
September, October, November, December
October, November,
December
October, November,
December
October, November
October, November
October
...
October, November
...
August, September
...
August, September
...
September
...
December
...
October, November
November
September, October
October
October, November,
December
October, November
...
September, October
September, October
October
...
October,
November
September, October,
November
October, November
October, November
...
September, October, November, December
October, November,
December
September, October
...
September, October
...
September, October,
November
September, October,
November
September, October
...
October, November
....
October, November
....
September, October
...
November, December,
January

Winter-flowering Crocus

Crocus ancyrensis
'Golden Bunch'

Crocus biflorus
'Miss Vain
'
Crocus chrysanthus 'Ard Schenk'
Crocus chrysanthus
'Blue Pearl
'
Crocus chrysanthus
'Cream Beauty
'
Crocus chrysanthus
'Dorothy'

Crocus chrysanthus
'E.A. Bowles'

Crocus chrysanthus 'Fusco-tinctus'
Crocus chrysanthus
'Goldilocks'

Crocus chrysanthus 'Prince Claus'
Crocus chrysanthus
'Princess Beatrix'

Crocus chrysanthus
'Romance'

Crocus chrysanthus
'Saturnus'
Crocus chrysanthus
'Snow Bunting'
Crocus chrysanthus
'Warley'
...
Crocus chrysanthus 'Zwanenburg Bronze'

Crocus sieberi
atticus 'Firefly'

Crocus sieberi atticus
'Violet Queen
'
Crocus sieberi 'subsp. sublimis Tricolor'
Crocus
tommasinianus

Crocus tommasinianus 'Barrs Purple'
Crocus tommasinianus 'Ruby Giant'
Crocus tommasinianus 'Whitewell Purple

Tangerine-Yellow
...
White with pale
Blue base
White
...
Light Lobelia-Blue with White margin
Creamy-Yellow
...
Bright
Buttercup-Yellow
Deep Butter-Yellow with Bronze feathering
Plum-Purple on
Yellow ground
Deep Yellow, shaded Purple-Brown
White with
Blue blotch
Light Blue with
darker feathers
Lemon-Yellow
...
Dark Yellow, with Purple Stripes externally
White with Lilac feathers externally
Cream and Blue
outside, White and
Yellow inside
Garnet-Brown inside
Yellow
Amethyst-Violet
...
Amethyst-Violet
...
Lilac-Blue, White margin, Yellow centre
Cobalt-Violet
...
Amethyst-Violet
...
Spectrum Violet
...
Reddish-Mauve
...

December, January
...
February, March
...
January, February,
March
January, February,
March
January, February,
March
February, March
...
February, March
...
January, February,
March
January, February,
March
January, February,
March
February, March
...
January, February,
March
January, February
...
February, March
...
February, March
...
...
January, February,
March
January, February,
March
February, March
...
January, February,
March
January, February,
March
January, February,
March
January, February,
March
January, February,
March

Winter and Spring-Flowering Crocus

Crocus etruscus
Crocus flavus ssp. flavus 'Golden Yellow'

Lilac
Orange-Yellow
...

March, April
February, March,
April

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