Genus: Snowflake


Snowflake (Leucojum)
Leucojum are bulbous perennials grown for their dainty, nodding bells of white or pink flowers that bloom in spring or fall. They resemble Galanthus , but generally bloom later. Foliage is grassy or strap-shaped, and sometimes glossy or grayish green. Grow snowflakes in a rock garden or border, at waterside or in a naturalized planting in grass.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Bell-shaped, dangling, white or pink flowers.
Care:  Plant 3 to 4 inches deep in autumn. Most species need full sun and moist, but well-drained soil. Some can take soggy conditions.

Start seed in a cold frame in the fall, or separate offsets after the foliage has died back.


Generally trouble-free, but slugs and narcissus bulb fly can be problems.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Leucojum

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Summer snowflake
Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'