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Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'

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One of the first plants to emerge, this 24-inch-tall bulb bears nodding white bells as early as mid-January. Blooms are faintly chocolate-scented; leaves are glossy, erect, and strap-shaped.

CareGrow in rich, moist but well-drained soil. Excellent in the border, near water, or naturalized in grass.

PropagationRemove offsets when dormant.

ProblemsSlugs and narcissus bulb fly.

  • Genus : Leucojum
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Type : Bulbs
  • Bloom Time : Early Spring, Spring, Winter
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers
  • Tolerance : Frost Tolerant
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Moisture : Medium to Wet
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White
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