Naturalizing: through bulb mutiplication.
Light requirements: full sun to partial shade
Landscape uses: borders, rock gardens and under trees and shrubs
Chionodoxa comes from the Greek words chion meaning ‘snow’ and doxa meaning ‘glory’. The English common name for the plant, Glory-of-the-snow, is thus a literal translation of the scientific one. The same is true for the Dutch name (sneeuwroem) and the German name (Schneeruhm or Schneeglanz). The French refer to this plant as Chionodoxa hyacintedes neiges.
Chionodoxa species provide a pretty display when planted among many kinds of perennial plants in the border. Here, they bloom earlier than most species of perennial plants emerge, and thus provide the garden with colour early in the season. The bulbs are equally useful for planting among deciduous shrubs.
Just as with many other kinds of bulbous plants, it is also possible to plant Chionodoxa in layers. The bulbs of Chionodoxa naturalise very easily. They not only form bulblets but, under favourable conditions, they also produce seed which will germinate. Curiously, young plants sometimes suddenly turn up in an entirely different part of the garden. This is often the work of ants that carry seeds to a different place. If an increase in the number of bulbs is desired, the planting location should be left entirely undisturbed: using rakes should be avoided, and weeding should definitely not be done. Also leave the foliage undisturbed in the autumn so that it can decay and enrich the soil at that location. Doing so encourages new growth.(IBC)
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Chionodoxa luciliae Alba per st./a piece
time of flowering: March-April
height: 10-15 cm
size of the bulbs: 5/+ (± 1,5 cm)
1 = Euro 0.10
250 = Euro 0.05
1000 = Euro 0.03
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