Chionodoxa 'Violet Beauty'
Chionodoxa 'Violet Beauty'
Chionodoxa 'Violet Beauty'
Chionodoxa 'Violet Beauty'

Chionodoxa 'Violet Beauty'

"Glory of the snow"

Chionodoxa 'Violet Beauty'

25 bulbs — £3.75

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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 2023

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

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Description

Make your garden sparkle next spring with pretty swathes of this glistening amethyst charmer, Chionodoxa lucilia 'Violet Beauty'. You may have seen the traditional blue of white Chionodoxas before, but the unusual mauve colouring of this gorgeous variety introduces a fresh new look to the spring classic, also known as Violet Glory of the Snow.

Flowering effortlessly with glimmering star-shaped blooms, it’s hard to go wrong with these unfussy little plants. They’re super tough and will put on a lovely jewel-like show virtually anywhere, be it in sun or under trees, whether you have large borders, grassy areas a rockery or just some pots to fill – they’ll be happy to just be there and do their thing. Low growing, perennial and repeating every year, all you need to do is plant the Chionodoxa lucilia 'Violet Beauty' bulbs once and look forward to seeing their cheery faces every spring!

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 'Violet Beauty'

  • Flower colour

    Purple

  • 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 'Violet Beauty' 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 'Violet Beauty' 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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