Summer snowflake

Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'

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Summer snowflake (Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant')
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Genus:  Leucojum

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.

Care: 

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

Propagation: 

Remove offsets when dormant.

Problems: 

Slugs and narcissus bulb fly.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium to Wet
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Spring,
Winter
Flower Color
White
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Waterside
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Frost Tolerant
Type
Bulbs

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