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Leucojum vernum (Spring Snowflake)

Spring Snowflake


Flowering in late winter to early spring, the Spring Snowflake (Leucojum vernum) generally appears at the same time as the snowdrops (Galanthus). Each flower stem usually carries a solitary lightly scented flower, white with green spots on its tepals, and rises above elongated, strap-shaped, glossy green leaves.

  • Rising up to 8 - 10 inches (20 - 25 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 rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.
  • Lovely in beds, borders, rock gardens, under 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 3 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Leucojum - Snowflakes
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 8" – 10" (20cm – 25cm)
Spread 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Spacing 3" (7cm)
Depth 5" (12cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, 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, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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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 3 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Leucojum - Snowflakes
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 8" – 10" (20cm – 25cm)
Spread 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Spacing 3" (7cm)
Depth 5" (12cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, 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, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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