The Autumn Crocus ‘Album’ (Colchicum Autumnale) ghostly white flowers appear in the Autumn without any leaves or foliage, giving them the moniker ‘The Naked Ladies’ or ‘Naked Boys’.
The bulb for this rare white flower can be planted in July or Autumn. The leaves and seeds will appear in the spring, and then will die off the following summer ready for the goblet-shaped flowers to bloom in Autumn. Be aware that this plant can be confused with Wild Garlic, however if ingested this plant can be toxic and are in fact poisonous to grazing animals.
These bulbs are best planted 5-8cm deep and around 15cm apart, in full sun or partial shade. The flowers perfectly naturalise in grass or under the shade of a specimen tree or deciduous shrub.
- Rare, ghostly white flowers
- Autumn flowering Crocus
- Best planted in July or Autumn
- Position in full sun or partial shade
- Requires deep, fertile, well-drained soil
- Flowers in September or October
- Average size: 15cm x 10cm