|Tessellation in Colchicum 'Beaconsfield'|
|Colchicum 'Rosy Dawn' a massive but untessellated cultivar.|
For contrast, the lower image shows 'Rosy Dawn', an untessellated variety. Note the lack of the checkerboard color pattern. Grow this cultivar for its massive blooms: the outer tepals are more than an inch wide in well grown examples.