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Scilla sardensis (Lesser Glory of the Snow)

Lesser Glory of the Snow, Chionodoxa sardensis, Spring Bulbs, Spring Flowers


Native to Turkey, Scilla sardensis (Lesser Glory of the Snow) is a bulbous perennial producing two narrow, lance-shaped, semi-erect, basal leaves and a raceme of up to 15 slightly nodding, deep rich blue flowers, 1 in. across (2 cm), with small, white centers. Blooming from early to mid spring, Lesser Glory of the Snow is a beautiful and reliable addition to the landscape, where it will happily multiply in optimum growing conditions. A wonderful way to add a sea of color to the rock garden or the border front.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Typically grows up to 4-8 in. tall (10-20 cm) and 1-2 in. wide (2-5 cm). Foliage will disappear by summer as the plant goes dormant. This plant will spread by offsets and self-seeding.
  • Easily grown in moderately fertile, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade. Performs well in average garden soils and thrives in sandy loams.
  • This plant is rarely affected by pests or diseases and is resistant to deer and rodents. Just plant it and forget about it!
  • This charming naturalizer provides color and contrast to the woodland garden, rock garden, under deciduous trees or shrubs and naturalized areas. Spectacular when planted in large drifts. Combines beautifully with other flowering bulbs or perennials. Excellent edging plant.
  • To be planted in fall.
  • Propagate by seed, sown in pots in a cold frame when ripe or remove offsets 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 Chionodoxa - Glory of the Snow, Scilla - Squills
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Height 4" – 8" (10cm – 20cm)
Spread 1" – 2" (2cm – 5cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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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, 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 Chionodoxa - Glory of the Snow, Scilla - Squills
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Height 4" – 8" (10cm – 20cm)
Spread 1" – 2" (2cm – 5cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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