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Speciosum Album

Speciosum Album

Tops for producing large blooms in fall, this gorgeous new colchicum variety is perfect for creating a unique flowering display in the late part of September and into October. Speciosum Album is Ideal for adding a bright and bouncy liveliness to areas that have been vacated by traditional summer perennials. What a great way to continue the blooming season! Also makes a wonderful addition to a three-season garden space. Attractive foliage fills out the area with fresh color until the blooms appear later. Colchicum can also be grown indoors on a brightly lit windowsill, so those who live in colder climates may still enjoy the velvety white blooms. Resistant to both squirrels and deer.
  • Hardiness Zones 4-9
  • Mature Height 6 - 10 inches
  • Bloom Time Early fall (September - October)
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
  • Deer Resistant
  • Naturalizes Well

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Botanical Name: Colchicum speciosum 'Album'

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Product Details

  • Restricted States US:

    AE AK GU HI PR VI
  • Botanical Name :

    Colchicum speciosum 'Album'
  • Ship As :

    Bulb
  • Size :

    14 CM+
  • Suggested Uses:

    Borders, Container Gardening, Rock Garden, Showy Flowers
  • Flower Color :

    White
  • Flower Form :

    Large, 2.5 to 3" goblet-shaped flowers.
  • Foliage Type :

    Large, oval-shaped foliage appears in the spring.
  • Mature Spread :

    3 - 6 inches
  • Spacing:

    3 - 6 inches

Growing Tips

  • Planting Instructions :

    6-7" deep and 3 - 6" apart
  • Soil Moisture :

    Well drained
  • Will Tolerate :

    Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Pruning Instructions :

    None
  • Winter Care :

    Mulch +/- 2"
  • Planting Depth :

    6-7" deep
  • Watering Requirements :

    Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
  • Fertilization Requirements :

    Once per year
  • Special Care :

    Not needed

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Shipping Information

K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of North America.

We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are harvested, our staff of K. van Bourgondien experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those reservations.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules.


       Fall 2020 Shipping Schedule

  • Bulbs and Perennials
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-10 September 14, 2020 December 7, 2020
  • German Iris
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-6 August 10, 2020 October 26, 2020
    7 August 10, 2020 November 9, 2020
    8-10 August 17, 2020 November 9, 2020
  • Amaryllis and Paperwhites
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-10 October 5, 2020 December 21, 2020
  • Fall Crocus & Colchicum
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-7A August 10, 2020 October 12, 2020
    7B-10 August 17, 2020 October 12, 2020
  • Hedges and Shrubs
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-6 October 5, 2020 November 2, 2020
    7-10 October 5, 2020 November 16, 2020


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Shipping Note:

Orders for gift certificates will be shipped immediately.

Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August. General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.


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