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Chionodoxa forbesii ‘Violet Beauty’ (Glory of the Snow)

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One of the earliest and loveliest spring flowering bulbs, Chionodoxa forbesii ‘Violet Beauty’ (Glory of the Snow) is a bulbous perennial boasting loose one-sided racemes of up to 5 star-like, upward facing, six-petaled pink-violet flowers with a blush pink-white eye. Blooming in very early spring, the charming blossoms are borne atop the foliage of 2-3 narrow, semi-erect, basal leaves. A great naturalizer, ‘Violet Beauty’ adds several weeks of color and beauty to the garden.

  • Growing up to 4-10 in. tall (10-25 cm) and 1-2 in. wide (2-5 cm).
  • Once established, it naturalizes well and comes back year after year. If an increase in the number of bulbs is desired, the planting location should be left entirely undisturbed: using rakes should be avoided, and weeding should definitely not be done. Also leave the foliage undisturbed in the autumn so that it can decay and enrich the soil at that location. Doing so encourages new growth.
  • Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.
  • Best planted in sweeping drifts in woodlands, lawns or under deciduous trees. Also great in clusters in rock gardens. Always plant at least 15 bulbs.
  • Deer and critter resistant, it is virtually disease and trouble free. Keep an eye out for slugs and snails.
  • Chionodoxa species provide a pretty display when planted among many kinds of perennial plants in the border. They can also be planted near very early-flowering perennial plants for creating lovely color combinations.
  • Propagate by division, when the leaves are dying down in summer.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, A2, A3
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Asparagaceae
Genus Chionodoxa, Scilla
Common names Glory of the Snow
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Height 4" - 10"
(10cm - 25cm)
Spread 1" - 2"
(3cm - 5cm)
Spacing 2" (5cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Scilla sardensis (Lesser Glory of the Snow)
Chionodoxa forbesii ‘Blue Giant’ (Glory of the Snow)
Chionodoxa forbesii ‘Pink Giant’ (Glory of the Snow)
Chionodoxa luciliae ‘Alba’ (Glory of the Snow)
Scilla mischtschenkoana ‘Tubergeniana’ (White Squill)
Scilla madeirensis (Madeiran Squill)
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, A2, A3
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Asparagaceae
Genus Chionodoxa, Scilla
Common names Glory of the Snow
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Height 4" - 10"
(10cm - 25cm)
Spread 1" - 2"
(3cm - 5cm)
Spacing 2" (5cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
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