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Colchicum Speciosum Album

giant meadow saffron

Hardy Perennial Hardy Perennial
Hardy bulb Hardy bulb
Suitable for Container Suitable for Container
Bees And Butterflies Bees And Butterflies

from £3.78

3 bulbs
Delivered by 17th September 2021
6 bulbs
Delivered by 17th September 2021
9 bulbs
Delivered by 17th September 2021


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' (œ5 per bulb today).
Part Sun/Part Shade
Spring Winter
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)
Hardy Perennial Hardy bulb
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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)

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