Snowflake Aestivum Giant Bulbs
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- ZONEPerennial, zones 3-9
- SHIPPINGBeginning in fall
- INCLUDES12 bulbs in a cloth bag, with a wooden plant marker
- Botanical NameLeucojum aestivum
12 Bulbs: These Snowflakes, Leucojum Aestivum Gravetye Giant, are like big Lily of the Valley, with green-dotted nodding blooms in the early Spring, a beautiful fragrance, but with tall stately stems that just beg to brought indoors for a Spring bouquet.
- HEIGHT 10-24"
- SPACING 1-3" between bulbs
- LIGHT Full sun or part-shade
- DEERDeer resistant
- CLIMATEDoes not need cold weather to grow
- WATER Likes moist soil
- INDOOR+POTSGrows well in containers outside
How to Plant
Dig a hole and tuck your bulbs in, pointy side up, about 6" deep (roughly 3 times the size of the bulbs) and about 3" apart. You can plant them closer for a fuller display, but be sure the bulbs don't touch. Now fill in the soil, give it a few solid pats so it compresses around the bulbs, then give it a long drink of water. Mark that pot or spot with your wooden plant marker so you know where your Snowflakes live now. Wait for spring.
Where to Plant
Find a place that gets at least partial sun; 4 or more hours a day.
When to Plant
Plant in the Fall, anytime before the ground freezes for the last time.
When to Expect Blooms
Water when soil is dry, once leaves appear.
If planting in a container, be sure the pot has ample drainage. Fill the bottom 2-3" of the pot with pebbles to prevent clogging. Wait for the foliage to wilt and turn yellow before clipping it back late spring, so that the bulb can store energy for the next year's blooms. When picking flowers for bouquets, be sure to leave at least one leaf per plant.