Autumn Crocus

Colchicum autumnnale 'Album'

Autumn Crocus - Colchicum autumnnale 'Album'

Common Name: Autumn Crocus
Genus: Colchicum
Species: autumnnale
Cultivar: 'Album'

Colchis is an area of Asia where various species of Colchicum can be found growing in the wild.

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.15 m (15 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: September & October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Other Features: All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested; contact with the skin may cause irritation
  • Garden Care: Wear gloves to plant bulbs in naturalistic drifts 10cm (4in) deep in July or autumn

Gorgeous goblet-shaped white flowers in September and October followed by large leaves retained until mid-summer. These autumn-flowering bulbs are perfect for naturalising in grass under a semi-mature specimen tree. Always wear gloves when working with colchicum since all parts of the plant are poisonous and a potential skin irritant.


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