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Colchicum autumnale ‘Albo-plenum’

Naked ladies

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Features

  • BloomsApril to September
  • Height0.15m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGlossy

Description

Colchicum autumnale ‘Albo-plenum’ (Naked ladies). This corm flowers in the autumn, producing a bunch of around 8 long-tubed, round, double, white flowers. In the spring, 3-5 semi-erect, large, basal, glossy green leaves appear.

Characteristics

Perennial, Corm, Fragrant

Other common names

Crocus

Origin

Europe, Africa

Interest and use

Rock garden, naturaliser, ornamental

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Watch out it is poisonous.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed or division in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

All parts are toxic if ingested. Grey mould can be a problem.

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