Leucojum aestivum

("Summer snowflake")

Leucojum aestivum

Depending on the bulb size, 3-5 bell-shaped flowers (all with yellow-green spots at the tips of its 6 petals) dangle from each long, fairly sturdy flower stem.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Mid Spring

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Partial shade

What Color Will the Flower Be?

White with small yellow-green spots at the tips

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

3 in / 8 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

5 in / 13 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

14-18 in / 35-45 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, under shrubs and trees and as cutflowers.

Other Popular Varieties

(Besides the species itself); 'Gravetye Giant' (larger flowers on taller stems; 20-24" = 50-60 cm).

About the Family

Leucojum Family

Leucojum are native to central and southern Europe, from the Pyrenes to Romania and western Russia. They have now also been introduced and have naturalized in many other areas including the East coast of North America.

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