Glory of the Snow
An early bloomer with starry, lavender-blue flowers that shade to white in the center. When massed, the plants look like a summer sky fallen to earth. Grow in sun or light shade. Capable of spreading by seed.
Deer and Rodent Resistant
|Quantity||Price per bulb|
|100 to 900||$ 0.14|
|1000 to 4900||$ 0.11|
|5000 or more||$ 0.09|
|Botanical Name||Chionodoxa luciliae|
|Catalog Page (2019)||128|
|Flower Color||Lavender-Blue with White|
|Sunlight||Full or Part|
|Resistant to Deer||✓|
|Resistant to Rodents||✓|
|Good for Naturalizing||✓|
|Depth of Planting Hole||3 inches|
|Spacing||2 inches apart|
|Density||20-24 per sq. ft.|
To find the number of bulbs you need, determine the square footage of the planting area and enter it in the box.
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Full sun or partial shade. Well-drained soil that is not too dry. If left undisturbed, the bulbs may seed themselves about, eventually forming a thick lavender-blue carpet in spring. Chionodoxa can be naturalized in a lawn if you’re willing to hold off on mowing until the seed is dispersed and the foliage begins to yellow.
Spring-flowering bulbs must be planted in the fall. They need cool soil to make roots before the onset of winter. Cool fall weather arrives at different times from north to south and from high elevations to low.
Please note that the temperature of the soil lags behind the air temperature. You can generally plant later than the windows provided in this map. As long as the ground is not frozen, you can still plant.
|Southern Limit||8b *|
|Western Limit||9b *|
|* Prechill in Zones 7b and warmer in the South, Southwest, and California|
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