Leucojum aestivum

Botanical Name: Leucojum aestivum

Common Name(s): Snowflakes

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Description:

A winter-growing bulb with lovely bell shaped, white flowers hanging in clusters from 350mm tall stems. They can be left in the soil until they become overcrowded, after three to four years. Transplant bulbs in autumn into compost-enriched soil and keep roots moist. Provide a mulch to help preserve moisture. Ideal for woodland gardens.

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Botanical Pronunciation: lew-KOH-jum ESS-tih-vum

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Deciduous
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Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Half Sun
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Shade
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Moderate Watering

Flowers

Description:
This is a winter-growing bulb with lovely bell shaped, white flowers hanging in clusters from 350mm tall stems.


Foliage

Interesting Info

They can be left in the soil until they become overcrowded, after three to four years.


Maintenance

Transplant every three to four years or when clumts become overcrowded.

Transplant bulbs in autumn into compost-enriched soil and keep roots moist.

Origin

Leucojum aestivum originates in Mediterranean Europe and North Africa.


Other Languages

Sneeuflokkies (A)

Soil Conditions

This plant needs compost-enriched soil.

Provide a mulch to help preserve moisture.


Uses in landscape design

Ideal for woodland gardens.


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