Leucojum vernum
Leucojum vernum
Leucojum vernum
Leucojum vernum
Leucojum vernum
Leucojum vernum
Leucojum vernum
Leucojum vernum
Leucojum vernum
Leucojum vernum
Leucojum vernum
Leucojum vernum
Leucojum vernum

Leucojum vernum

"Spring snowflakes"

Leucojum vernum

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Leucojum vernum has similar looks to that of the snowdrop, which often leads to the two being confused. But when you grow Leucojum bulbs yourself you’ll see they’re actually very different. Leucojum vernum are also known as "Spring Snowflake", the pendulous snowy-white open flowers are formed of delicately pointed petals, each tipped with a fresh green dot. Leucojum vernum has all the daintiness of the snowdrop, but it’s much taller and substantial (growing to around 30cm) and flowers later in the spring – normally around March or April.

Leucojum vernum are very easy to grow and flower for many weeks. They’re totally non-fussy and will grow well in most conditions, but they particularly like being in a sunny spot. Each year, they naturalise to produce a bigger and better clump with more flowering stems each time, so once you’ve planted the bulbs you can enjoy their cheerful appearance year after year. The beautiful display Leucojum vernum produces is so pretty and reliable, it has won a prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, which is always a good sign that you’re choosing a plant that won’t disappoint!

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 vernum

  • Flower colour


  • Bulb size


  • Established height


  • Established spread


  • Plant spacing

    90 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour


  • Habit


  • Life cycle


  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position


  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Wildlife gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity


  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)


  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented


  • Pollinator-friendly


  • Mouse resistant


  • Rabbit resistant


  • Deer resistant


  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

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

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

    • Plant your "Spring 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 vernum bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all planting & care instructions

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