|Colchicums with Nolina nelsoniis in my front border|
|Closeup of colchicum patch|
I have also found that another good companion plant for colchicums is the California Poppy, particularly the orange ones. In another bed where I have both plants growing, the Colchicums appear interlaced with the frothy texture of the Californai poppy while the orange of the bloom makes a nice color combo with the electric pink of the colchicums. I should mention that these were poppies which had their main bloom period earlier in the spring and which I cut back more than a month ago. Now they are having a second flush of bloom. I love that bright orange/electric pink color combo even though I have read books which claim that such a combo is a no-no for "tasteful" gardeners. Those kind of gardeners are the ones who adore white gardens, so I don't give much credence to their views.
I should also mention that these colchicums are growing in a part of my garden that (1) is frequented by deer, and (2) is never watered, yet you can see that they do not suffer from either condition.