CHIONODOXA LUCILIAE (GLORY OF THE SNOW) PINK GIANT
CHIONODOXA LUCILIAE (GLORY OF THE SNOW) PINK GIANT
CHIONODOXA LUCILIAE (GLORY OF THE SNOW) PINK GIANT

CHIONODOXA LUCILIAE (GLORY OF THE SNOW) PINK GIANT

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CHIONODOXA LUCILIAE (GLORY OF THE SNOW) PINK GIANT HARDY SPRING PERENNIAL
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CHIONODOXA LUCILIAE (GLORY OF THE SNOW) PINK GIANT

 
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 Pink, Starlike Flower With A White Centre, Three To A Stem, Growing 15 Cm (6”) High. The Leaves Are Up To 20 Cm (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 Pink Giant” Is 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 2.5-5 Cm Apart Or 30-40 Per Sq Foot And 5 Cm (2”) Deep In Nearly Any Situation. Do Buy Lots As Planting Densities Need To Be Generous, Though They Will Self-Seed. Chionodoxa Can Also Be Forced In Pots And They Are Deer And Rodent Proof!!

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