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Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'

Summer Snowflake


A better variety than its parent, Summer Snowflake 'Gravetye Giant' (Leucojum aestivum) features 4 to 8 large, white, nodding, bell-shaped flowers with green-tipped tepals, dangling from each long, fairly sturdy flower stem. Mildly chocolate-scented, they rise above clumps of dark grassy green leaves. Impressively robust and vigorous, 'Gravetye Giant' flowers in mid - late spring and then goes dormant during summer.

  • Rising up to 20 - 24 inches (50 - 60 cm), this white beauty is an easy grower, naturalizes well and will multiply over time. It tolerates boggy spots and will do well on the edges of natural ponds.
  • Awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Easily grown in organically richmedium moisturewell-drained soils in full sun to part shade.
  • Lovely in bedsbordersrock gardensunder shrubs or massed under trees. Spectacular in large sweeping drifts.
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Mixes beautifully with other spring flowering bulbs. Plant in groups of 15 bulbs (at least) to achieve a nice effect.

 

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Leucojum - Snowflakes
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Spacing 3" (7cm)
Depth 5" (12cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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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.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Leucojum - Snowflakes
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Spacing 3" (7cm)
Depth 5" (12cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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