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Colchicum speciosum 'Album' (Giant meadow saffron 'Album')

Skill rating
skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Max height
Ultimate spread
Max spread
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity
Toxic - All parts are highly toxic if eaten

Botanical name: Colchicum speciosum 'Album'

Other names: Giant meadow saffron 'Album'

Genus: Colchicum

Variety or Cultivar: 'Album' _ 'Album' has pure white flowers in autumn, followed by strap-shaped bright green leaves.

Colchicum speciosum 'Album' is: Deciduous

Flower: White in Autumn

Foliage: Bright-green in Autumn

Habit: Upright

Toxicity: All parts are highly toxic if eaten

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

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Specific pests: Slugs

General care

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Colchicum speciosum 'Album' (Giant meadow saffron 'Album') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers, Rock, Underplanting

Cultivation: Grow in moist but well-drained, deep, humus-rich, fertile soil. Intolerant of waterlogging.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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