Leucojum aestivum –  Snowflakes
Leucojum aestivum –  Snowflakes
Leucojum aestivum –  Snowflakes
Leucojum aestivum –  Snowflakes
Leucojum aestivum –  Snowflakes
Leucojum aestivum –  Snowflakes
Leucojum aestivum –  Snowflakes
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Leucojum aestivum – Snowflakes

  • Gorgeous and delicate, this relative of the snowdrop is utterly enchanting.
  • Beautiful, pure white, hanging bell-shaped flowers with a green spot on each petal.
  • Prefers moist soil and is ideal next to ponds, but happy in borders or pots too.
  • Quick to establish, and naturalising easily, returning bigger and better every year.
  • Supplied as 10 bulbs, size 8/9, ready to plant in autumn, growing to a height of 50 cm (20 in) and spread of 10 cm (4 in).

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Also known as the 'Summer Snowflake', this is a relative of the snowdrop, which it closely resembles. However, it is much taller and flowers later, during March and April.

The gently arching flower stems reach up to 50 cm tall, and carry lovely, dainty pendant blooms in groups, or umbels, of three to five but sometimes as many as seven. The beautiful flowers are pure white with a green spot at the end of each petal.

Leucojum prefers to grow in moist, fertile soils, making it a great choice for planting around water margins such as by a pond or stream. It’s also happy in borders and when grown in pots it makes a great early season cut flower. It will quickly establish itself and naturalise, increasing your stock.

Supplied as 10 bulbs, size 8/9, ready to plant in autumn, growing to a height of 50 cm (20 in) and spread of 10 cm (4 in).

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Item 600156 supplied as:

Supplied as packs of 10 bulbs, size 8/9, ready to plant out.

Harmful if eaten.

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

  • Lift and divide clumps every few years to stop them becoming overcrowded as they naturalise.

Care Information

  • Plant bulbs at twice the depth of the height of the bulb and four times their width apart. e.g. 2cm tall bulbs need to be planted 4cm below the surface of the ground and 8cm apart.
  • Please check the bag for any additional planting instructions.
  • They are fine to plant even if a little green growth is showing, they’ll just need a good watering when you plant them, and then only when the soil is dry.
  • Leave them in the ground once they die back – they’ll come back bigger and better each year.
  • While all the energy that a bulb needs in order to grow is stored in the bulb itself, they will do better if you feed them when in active green growth.
  • Plant in moist borders and leave in the ground to naturalise.
  • If planted in pots be sure to water frequently and keep moist

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
50 cm
10 cm
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