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Chionodoxa luciliae

"Glory of the snow"

Chionodoxa luciliae

25 bulbs — £3.75

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You can expect your order in September 2024

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Description

How could you fail to include a delightful flower with the common name 'Glory-of-the-snow' into your very early spring garden? Chionodoxa luciliae, with its beautiful star-shaped flowers that are each little more than just over an inch (3cm) wide, is one of the first bulbs to mark the coming of spring, sometimes not even waiting to flower for all the snow to have melted. Hailing from the mountainsides of west Turkey, these bright little blooms are like little beacons of lavender blue, pink or pure white lit by yellow stamens on a white centre. Let Chionodoxa luciliae naturalize in your garden at the feet of tulips or daffodils to add a soft touch of glory to your garden.

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

  • Flower colour

    Blue

  • 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 luciliae 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 luciliae 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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