I have some plants that I am unable to identify. They have been growing in the garden for a few years now, and for the life of me I can not remember if they were already here when I first moved house, or more frighteningly I planted them. Either way I do not know their identity.
|What am I?|
I was hoping they were Lily of the Valley but looking at the leaves closer I think they are too large and glossy. They have never flowered, and are in a location that at this time of the year gets little sun and is rather shady due to a holly hedge. You can judge their size as they are next to a Hellebore, Rose and an Erysimum. I think it likely that they do not like the location, if I can establish their identity I can move them to a more suitable spot. Hopefully they may then flower.
|My friend is a Hellebore|
I am quite sure someone is reading this and immediately knows its identity, and is wondering if I know anything about gardening at all! I welcome any ideas you may have to help solve my gardening mystery.
Thank you to fellow blogger Amy at Love Made My Home for identifying the plant as Colchicum, also called Autumn Crocus. At this time of year it grows large leaves, then in the autumn it flowers with the blooms looking exactly like crocuses but larger. Guess what, come Autumn there are indeed large light purple crocus type flowers in its location. Always good to solve a mystery - thank you Amy.