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Summer Snowflake 'Gravetye Giant'

Leucojum aestivum Gravetye Giant  • 

Photo: Summer Snowflake 'Gravetye Giant'

General description

This is a fully hardy herbaceous perennial spring blooming bulb with white flowers in early Spring and mid Spring. It has narrowly strap-shaped leaves and umbels of bell-shaped white, rarely pink flowers, around 2cm in width with each tepal often tipped with green. The leaves are green and tall (similar to daffodil leaves) in Spring. This is an erect plant and has a clump forming growth form.

Plant requirements

The plant prefers a sheltered situation. It grows well in direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water.

Cultivation

Plant dry bulbs, 8 to 10cm deep, in autumn, in any moderately fertile, humus-rich, reliably moist soil in full sun.

Propagation

Propagate by offsets after the leaves have died down

Maintenance

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Susceptible to slugs andnarcissus bulb fly

Diseases

Generally disease free

Practical use

Cottage informal garden, flower border and bed, wild flower garden and woodland margin.

Properties

Height
1 - 90 cm
Color
Soil type
Any
Sunlight
Full sun
PH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Moisture
Well-drained, Poorly-drained, Moist but well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy