Andy Hill, the horticulturist (who was formerly) responsible for the Physic Garden, suggested I photograph this ephemeral combination of autumn crocus and ‘Purpurea’ wine grape, so here it is. The Physic Garden, if you haven’t visited it lately, is a gem to visit; every plant is well-tended, labelled and accompanied by a small interpretative sign.
Plants are selected for the Physic Garden based on their historical use as medicinal plants in Europe. You can consider the garden an ancient-day pharmacy or drugstore. However, that’s not to say the plants were effective in treatment, only that they were used (appropriately or not) to treat ailments. The Plants for a Future database has entries on both of these taxa: Colchicum autumnale and Vitis vinifera.
By the way, if you are wondering as to why the colchicum are flopsy, you might like to read this recent thread on the UBC Botanical Garden Forums: fall crocuses falling over.