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Colchicum Speciosum Album

giant meadow saffron

Hardy Perennial Hardy Perennial
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Suitable for Container Suitable for Container
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BU16CSA3-IN21
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Description


Colchicum speciosum Album can also be known as 'Giant Meadow Saffron' and has been cultivated since 1753. The name 'colchicum' is derived from Colchis in Asia Minor from where the bulbs are distributed. Each single flower is a snowy white goblet-shaped flower supported by a pale green stem. An accent of colour is produced by the yellow stamens in the centre. The foliage appears later. These stunning flowers would enhance the front of a border or add colour to walkways. Album enjoys full or partial sun in moist well-drained soil sheltered from the wind. When dormant it can tolerate drier conditions. This crocus naturalises well and will develop swathes of colour. Plant September-October to flower February-March. In A Handbook of Crocus and Colchicums (1924, E.A .Bowles) it was recorded that this RHS award-winning bulb was first exchanged as roots 'at the price of five guineas each'
Part Sun/Part Shade
Autumn
15cm (6in)
Suitable for Container Rare or Unusual Bees And Butterflies Drought Tolerant Great Ground Cover AGM Good for rockeries Moist well drained soil
10cm (4in)
White
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Hardiness Guide


 

Will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C  & lower

Happy down to at least -5°

Can withstand down to around 0°C

May be damaged by temperatures below 5°C

Can withstand temperatures between 5-10 °C

Happy in temperatures between 10-15 °C

Can withstand temperatures above 15 °C

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How hardy are your plants?

All plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

FH - Fully hardy - will withstand temperatures down to -15 C (5F) and often lower.
H - Hardy - are happy down to at least -5C (23F).
HH - Half hardy - can withstand down to around 0C (32F).
T - Tender - may be damaged by temperatures below 5C (41F)
WT Warm temperate can withstand temperatures between 5-10 C (41-50 F)
ST Sub Tropical are happy in temperatures between 10-15 C (50 59 F)
TR Tropical can withstand temperatures above 15 C (59 F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.

If in doubt, please do feel free to give us a call on 01386 562 999.

We offer plants in a range of formats so what you receive varies from plant to plant. The images below show what you will receive for each format.
More information on how to care for each format can be found below.

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Your order will be confirmed by email and each item ordered will have an individual delivery date. Your items will arrive before the dates given unless Mother Nature lends a hand by providing unseasonable weather. On these rare occasions we would update you by email.

Items may be sent together, individually or a mix of the two depending on the individual delivery dates and our final quality inspection.

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