Chionodoxa Luciliae are from a group of low growing bulbs that flower in late winter to early spring. Commonly called ‘Glory of the Snow’ as in the natural habitat they would appear through the snow. In our climate it among the first of the spring bulbs to flower.
The deep green foliage and the contrasting deep blue flowers with white centres are held close to the ground, excellent both in the garden or grown in a container.
Species and cultivars include
- Chionodoxa luciliae alba with large clusters of pure white flowers is known as ‘Glory of the Snow’
- Chionodoxa luciliae
- Chionodoxa luciliae ‘Pink Giant’, as the name suggests a variety with pink tinged flowers
These are the three most popular of these bulbs.
- Chionodoxa sardensis with its clean blue flowers with a white centre is a rare but outstanding form
- Chionodoxa tmoli has largish mauve to blue flowers fading to white towards the centre we think this is the same species as Chionodoxa forbesii or ‘Forbes’ Glory of the Snow.
Chionodoxa need a cool protected position, moist humus rich soil. They bloom after Galanthus and will spread to form a dense clump in the right conditions.
Try planting beneath deciduous trees where they seem to thrive. They also look great planted in the rock garden.
Available for sale from the following growers
'Sylvan Vale' 375 Olinda Creek Rd, Kalorama, VIC.3766
Including a large range of Rare and unusual bulbs, corms and perennials
2 Jacksons Hill Rd, Menzies Creek VIC 3159
Hundreds of different varieties of daffodils as well as other beautiful spring & autumn flowering bulbs for home gardeners. Free colour catalogues available. Tulips, Daffodils,Alliums, Freesias, Iris and many other bulbs.
365 Lighthouse Rd Wynyard. TAS 7325
PH 03 6442 2012
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395 Lesters Rd Ascot VIC 3364 - phone (03) 53434303
Specialising in beautiful perennials & bulbs including new releases from Europe & USA. Many hardy, rare & difficult to find ‘drought hardy’ plants, quality vegetable & flower seeds.
400 Huon Rd South Hobart TAS 7004
Cool climate bulbs for the collector and the gardener. Wide range of crocus, cyclamen, galanthus and fritillaria in Australia