These delightful bulbs have little bright blue, star shaped flowers and grass like leaves. They start blooming shortly after crocuses, which is handy, because the two look good together. They’re a good bulb for cool climates and are hardy to Zone 3, but they don’t do well south of Zone 8. Naturalize them around a tree in a rock garden, along a woodland path, or wherever they will best be seen. Chionodoxa luciliae grows up to six inches tall and is typically blue with a white center, but “Alba” is white, “Rosea” is lavender pink and the larger flowered “Gigantea” can be blue, purple or pink. Sardensis is dark blue without the white eyes.

A Bright Blue Star Shaped Flower

A Bright Blue Star Shaped Flower

How to Grow Glory of the Snow

Full sun is best, but glory of the snow will take part shade and in warm areas actually prefers filtered shade. Plant in early fall about two to three inches apart and three inches deep a bit deeper in warm climates. They like a soil that is rich, moist but well drained and lightened with organic matter.

They start blooming shortly after crocuses, which is handy, because the two look good together.

They start blooming shortly after crocuses, which is handy, because the two look good together.

Originally posted 2014-11-09 18:18:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

“Glory of the Snow”, A Bright Blue Star Shaped Flower
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