Leucojum forcing bulbs
Leucojum forcing bulbs
Leucojum forcing bulbs
Leucojum forcing bulbs
Leucojum forcing bulbs
Leucojum forcing bulbs
Leucojum forcing bulbs
Leucojum forcing bulbs
Leucojum forcing bulbs
Leucojum forcing bulbs
Leucojum forcing bulbs
Leucojum forcing bulbs
Leucojum forcing bulbs
Leucojum forcing bulbs

Leucojum forcing bulbs

"Giant snowflakes"

Leucojum forcing bulbs

5 bulbs — £5.90

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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

Force an early flurry of spectacular giant snowflakes with Leucojum 'Gravetye Giant' forcing bulbs! Here’s another wonderful way to bring the outdoors in to light up your home during early spring. This much-loved Leucojum traditionally flowers outdoors around April every year, but these special bulbs are cultivated in a warmer climate which means they are naturally adapted for early flowering and best suited for forcing indoors to produce a sparkling display from as early as January. What’s more, these giant snowflake bulbs for forcing typically produce extra florets, giving you a longer lasting and more impressive blizzard of blooms!

Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant' forcing bulbs do need to experience a cool dormant period before they’ll start to grow. We recommend planting into pots in autumn and keeping them in a sheltered outdoor position for around 9-12 weeks – once they are brought indoors, they should start to grow quite rapidly. While growing, they’ll need plenty of natural light, so a position the pot in a conservatory or right next to a window at least until they reach flowering stage. Once bloomed, plant the Leucojum 'Gravetye Giant' forcing bulbs outside and they should grow back in the following year! 

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Bulb size

    14/+

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    90 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Wildlife gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Damp

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Clay
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Plant your Leucojum forcing bulbs bulbs from mid to late autumn;

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

    • Plant your "Giant snowflakes" bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

    • Place the Leucojum forcing bulbs 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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