Leucojum aestivum | Summer Snowflake
Such a useful bulb, 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 bulbs. We recommend planting in groups of 15 for effect, although bulbs will bulk up over time and are easily split. Bulbs can be lifted "in the green" when they are just emerging in 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! Space bulbs at about 7-10cm for a nice clumping effect.
Height with flowers 35-45cm x Clumping
Bulb | Hardy
Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent of 1.2 litres | One bulb per bag
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