Chionodoxa 'Alba'
Chionodoxa 'Alba'
Chionodoxa 'Alba'
Chionodoxa 'Alba'

Chionodoxa 'Alba'

"Glory of the snow"

Chionodoxa 'Alba'

25 bulbs — £3.25

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You can expect your order in September 2024

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Description

It’s easy to imagine how wonderful these glistening flowers will look, gleaming in the spring sunshine in virtually any spot in the garden. These petite little stars will create a beautiful and wonderfully easy snowy carpet of blooms under trees, in borders, rockeries or patio containers. In fact, they’re really not fussy about where they go and, because they’re small, you don’t need to have a big space for large drifts of them, you can fit Chionodoxa luciliae 'Alba' (White) into any little nook or cranny.

When it comes to planting styles, you really can’t go far wrong with a variety like this. White flowers look great with everything and anything, whether that’s underplanting trees, shrubberies and architectural foliage plants, or mixed with colourful spring bulbs like crocuses and narcissi. Plus, chionodoxa is very easy to grow, so even if you’re not green fingered, you can achieve a simple but effective display with the minimum of effort or gardening know-how. Simply dig a shallow hole in autumn and throw a small handful of these small bulbs into it before covering over, and that’s really all there is to it. Chionodoxa luciliae 'Alba's cheery little flowers will pop up the following spring, then again every year after that, gradually naturalising to form bigger and more impressive groups each time.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Great for shade

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Chionodoxa luciliae alba

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Bulb size

    5/+

  • Established height

    10-20cm

  • Established spread

    5-10cm

  • Plant spacing

    200 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Spreading

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Dappled shade
    Partial shade
    Full shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Ground cover
    Meadows
    lawns
    Gravel gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost
    Clay

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Plant your Chionodoxa 'Alba' bulbs from mid to late autumn;

    • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade;

    • Plant your "Glory of the snow" bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

    • Place the Chionodoxa 'Alba' bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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