CHIONODOXA LUCILIAE (GLORY OF THE SNOW) BRIGHT BLUE
CHIONODOXA LUCILIAE (GLORY OF THE SNOW) BRIGHT BLUE
CHIONODOXA LUCILIAE (GLORY OF THE SNOW) BRIGHT BLUE

CHIONODOXA LUCILIAE (GLORY OF THE SNOW) BRIGHT BLUE

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CHIONODOXA LUCILIAE (GLORY OF THE SNOW) BRIGHT BLUE HARDY SPRING PERENNIAL
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CHIONODOXA LUCILIAE (GLORY OF THE SNOW) BRIGHT BLUE

 
CATEGORY  CHIONODOXA
BLOOMS  APRIL / MAY
HEIGHT   15 CM






 


GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Carpeting The Garden With Starry Flowers In Spring, These Little Bulbs Native From South Turkey Are Wonderful For Massing In Borders And Lawns. Hardy And Self-Reliant.

“Chionodoxa” Grows Between 5,000 And 6,500 Feet In West Turkey, Not Far Below The Snow Line, Justifying Its Name In The Greek “Glory Of The Snow”They Produce Clusters Of Blooms Atop Short Leafless Stems,Two Short Grass-Like Leaves Emerge With The Flowers Going Dormant In A Few Weeks. It Is A Bright Blue, Starlike Flower With A White Centre, Three To A Stem, Growing 15cm (6”) High. The Leaves Are Up To 20cm (8”) Long Slightly Recurved.

The Flowers And Leaves Grow From Small Rounded Bulbs Covered With Brown Tunics. Plants Often Self-Seed To Form Large Colonies. Flowering Lasts For 3-4 Weeks. These Little Charmers Like Well-Drained Soil And Full To Partial Sun.

“Chionodoxa” Has Received The Royal Horticultural Society’s Award Of Garden Merit (Agm) Which Is For Plants Of Outstanding Excellence.

“Chionodoxa” Are Good In Perennial Beds Or For Naturlising In Rockgardens Or Woodlands And Combine Well With Daffodils, Grape Hyacinths, Crocus And Other Small Bulbs. They Can Also Be Naturalised In A Lawn, Though Mowing Too Early Or Cutting Too Low Needs To Be Avoided.

Plant The Bulbs To Put In Quite Close Together, Only 2.5-5cm Apart Or 30-40 Per Sq Foot And 5cm (2”) Deep In Nearly Any Situation. Do Buy Lots As Planting Densities Need To Be Generous, Though They Will Seed. Chionodoxa Can Also Be Forced In Pots And They Are Deer And Rodent Proof!!

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