Autumn planted

Chionodoxa luciliae

Order Code: 72-04

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Chionodoxa luciliae grows between 5000 and 6500 feet in W. Turkey, not far below the snow line, justifying its name in Greek - Glory of the Snow and is totally hardy. It has a bright blue, star-like flower with a white centre with three to a stem. The leaves are up to 8" (20cm) long and slightly recurved. This has recently been reclassified as Scilla luciliae

Planting Instructions

Chionodoxa luciliae bulbs are good in perennial beds, for naturalizing in rock gardens, in sun or part shade, or woodlands and combine well with daffodils, grape hyacinth, crocus and other small bulbs. They can also be naturalised in a lawn, though mowing too early or cutting to low needs to be avoided. Plant the bulbs quite close together, only 1-2" (3-5cm) apart or 30-40 per sq foot and 2" (5cm) deep in nearly any situation in lighter soils. Do buy lots as planting densities need to be generous, though they will seed.

Plant Details

Flowers             February/March
Height              4" (10cm)

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