Chionodoxa luciliae / Chionodoxa forbesii / Chionodoxa gigantea


Chionodoxa luciliae / Chionodoxa forbesii / Chionodoxa gigantea

This little plant naturalizes easily and can be grown in lawns.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Early Spring

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full sun to partial shade

What Color Will the Flower Be?

Light blue with white centers

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

2 in / 5 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

4 in / 10 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

4-6 in / 10-15 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

In borders, rock gardens, lawns and under trees and shrubs.

What Should I Do After Flowering?

Chionodoxa require next to no care. They die down a few weeks after blooming and disappear until next Spring - no untidy foliage to deal with. They readily propagate by self-seeding (will flower in 2-3 years) and bulblets. If you want to move or thin overcrowded clumps, do so just after the leaves wither.

Other Popular Varieties

(Besides the species itself); 'Alba' (white), 'Blue Giant' (rich blue & white), 'Pink Giant' (rose-violet, white centers) and 'Rosea' (light blueish-pink).

About the Family

Chionodoxa Family

Native to Western Turkey. First descriptions appeared in 1877.

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