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Colchicum speciosum ‘Album’

Crocus

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to September
  • Height0.15m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite-cream, throated green
  • Leaf ColourDeep green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Colchicum speciosum ‘Album’ (Crocus). A vigorous, autumn-flowering corm with cup-shaped, white flowers which can strongly withstand bad weather conditions. Has large, semi-erect, basal leaves in late winter or spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Corm

Origin

N. Turkey, Iran, Russia

Interest and use

Borders, rock gardens.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.5 to 6.0
  • 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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