I love being on time, which means being just a few minutes early.
I do not like the opposite of being on time, which is being late.
So I am happy to see the colchicums are right on time, maybe a tiny bit early.
They are lovely flowers. The foliage comes up in the spring and dies back by mid-summer. My recollection is the foliage came up good and strong this past spring so this nice clump of flowers should not be surprising.
Most of my colchicums were sent to me by Kathy from Cold Climate Gardening. She knows a lot about them and I’m guessing it is through her that I even know about them.
Several of us think she should write a book about colchicums and the closely related autumn crocuses. If you agree, leave a comment to encourage her.
Another flower that is on time this fall is the toad lily, Tricyrtis sp.
Dee Nash and I discussed toad lilies in one of our podcast episodes. They are lovely flowers, though, like colchicums, they are not native flowers.