Leucojum aestivum | Summer Snowflake

Leucojum aestivum | Summer Snowflake

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

Such a useful plant, Leucojum aestivum "Gravetye Giant", although it is called summer snowflake, it actually flowers from early to mid spring and goes dormant during summer. 

Flower stems feature 4 to 8 white nodding bell-like fairy hat flowers that are tipped green on the edges that dangle from sturdy flower stems. This little ensemble is complemented with the clumps of dark green leaves. These bulbs naturalise particularly well and are so easy to grow.  We grow them for cut flowers as they last particularly well in a vase.  

These lovely flowers are also suited to boggy spots so do particularly well on the edges of ponds. They are easily grown in full sun to partial shade and look lovely in garden beds, borders, massed under trees, beside ponds and look spectacular in large sweeping drifts. 

Very pretty mixed in with other spring flowering plants and plants will bulk up over time and are easily split.  Plants can be lifted "in the green" when they are just emerging in late autumn or can also be dug up and moved in summer when they are completely dormant although best to mark the spot with some of our bulb markers so you do not put your spade through them! 

3 bulbs are in each planter bag and they are currently "in the green" and some are starting to flower.

Height with flowers 35-45cm x Clumping


Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent of 1.2 litres 

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex which is a fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days. Please note COVID-19 on occasion may push these delivery times out.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you may need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


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