Colchicum capense ssp ciliolatum - Indigenous South African Bulb - 10 Seeds

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Colchicum is a genus of perennial flowering plants containing around 160 species which grow from bulb-like corms. It is a member of the botanical family Colchicaceae, and is native to West Asia, Europe, parts of the Mediterranean coast, down the East African coast to South Africa and the Western Cape. In this genus, the ovary of the flower is underground. As a consequence, the styles are extremely long in proportion, often more than 10 cm. All species in the genus are toxic.

Prostrate plant with long leaves with wavy edges and green bracts enclose cream flowers in winter to spring. A good plant for potting they are naturally found in sandy, coastal areas.

USDA Zone - 8

Season to Sow - Autumn

Photos with credit to the late Rod and Rachel Saunders, eminent experts on South African indigenous flora.