Glory of the snow

Chionodoxa luciliae

Glory of the snow - Chionodoxa luciliae

Common Name: Glory of the snow
Genus: Chionodoxa
Species: luciliae

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for a rock garden

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.15 m (15 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.05 m (5 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: February to April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Sprays of tiny star-shaped gentian-blue flowers in February and March and slender strap-shaped mid-green leaves. These versatile and easy-to-grow bulbs are ideal for a sunny well-drained rock garden or for naturalising under deciduous shrubs and trees. Plant in bold drifts 8cm (3in) deep in September for a spectacular early spring display.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs in bold drifts 8cm (3in) deep in September in naturalistic drifts.