Another white one

– Posted in: Colchicums, Plant info

Colchicum speciosum 'Album'This is the white form of Colchicum speciosum which, just as with the white form of byzantinum, is called ‘Album.’ Like the typical speciosum, the flower is taller and larger than the typical byzantinum, and not nearly as generous with its blossoms, at least this year. They’re elegant and demure, above the kind of flopsy behavior of their byzantinum cousins, but more able to compete for attention with the larger plants in the garden.

You want one, you know you do.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

What differentiates a bulb from a perennial plant is that the nourishment for the flower is stored within the bulb itself.…There is something miraculous about the way that a little grenade of dried up tissue can explode into a complete flower.

~Monty Don in The Complete Gardener pp. 142

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