2x Colchicum 'Album' white - TuberColchicum autumnale 'Album'
The flowers of this Autumn Meadow Saffron ‘Album’ (Colchicum autumnale) look like crocuses at first glance. The difference is that the flowers of the ‘Album’ flower in autumn before the leaves appear in in spring. The corms can simply be placed on the window-sill without water or soil. It’s amazing that even without soil how beautifully they flower. After flowering they can be planted out in the garden or in pots, and they can stay outdoors to hibernate throughout winter as they are completely hardy.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreBefore planting the corms in the garden or a planter start them off indoors on a sunny windowsill. They do not need any soil as it blooms quite naturally just being placed on the windowsill! After they have flowered they can then be planted in the garden or in pots or planters. Plant the corms in a planting hole that is three times as deep as the height of the corm, a corm of 5 cm should be planted in a 15 cm deep hole with a planting distance of about 10 cm. Loosen the soil thoroughly and plant the corms point upwards and the roots down. Refill the hole with soil and water immediately. Colchicum autumnale ‘Album’ grows best in nutritious soil that is not too dry and prefers a spot in full sun or partial shade.
Colchicum in the gardenColchicum autumnale ‘Album’ can grow almost anywhere in the garden. In autumn, a large group of Autumn Meadow Saffron will look amazing. Plant the corms in the garden border, in the rock garden or under bushes. These flowers also look great on the lawn, but only mow in the spring when the leaves have turned yellow. Colchicum also grows well in a pot and will create an attractive display on your patio or decking! Make sure you use fresh potting soil and a pot that has adequate drainage.
Show moreThe corms of the autumn crocus can remain in the same spot for years and are ideal for naturalising. The plants will become increasingly beautiful with each year. Colchicum autumnale ‘Album’ is an easy-to-grow plant that demands little care.
Show moreThe flowers of Colchicum autumnale ‘Album’ closely resemble those of the crocus. The highlight of the autumn crocus is the white flowers during the autumn followed by the long, shiny leaves appearing in spring. You can easily distinguish the Colchicum from the crocus? Colchicum has 6 stamens whilst the crocus only has 3. You can also use the Colchicum as a 'dry flowerer'. Simply place the corms on a bright, warm windowsill (without soil) and the flowers will soon appear. After flowering they can be planted in the garden. The entire plant is toxic.
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Latin name Colchicum autumnale 'Album' Delivery type Supplied as bulb or tuber Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee Color White Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented not scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period September - October Growing height 10 - 15 cm Planting distance 15 - 20 cm Planting depth 5 - 10 cm Circumference bulb 14 cm