Leucojum vernum

("Spring snowflake")

Leucojum vernum

This snowflake often blooms as early as the snowdrops (Galanthus) but is much more rare. Each flower stem carries a single slightly scented white flower (with small yellow-green spots at the tips of the petals) but occasionally two appear. The elongated leaves are bright green.

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?

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?

8-10 in / 20-25 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

Species only.

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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