Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant' AGM

Amaryllidaceae

 

Habitat: sun or part shade

 

Soil: with some grit

 

Height: 50 cm

 

Flowering: late spring

 

Width: 25 cm

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The snowflakes are often likened to snowdrops, but similarity is really not very great. The hanging flowers have six petals (strictly tepals), each with a green or yellow mark near the tip. There are so-called spring and summer species, in reality flowering in late winter and spring. Other species, including some flowering in autumn, have been moved to the genus Acis.

Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant' has a name that means summer-flowering, but that is only relative to Leucojum vernum, the spring snowflake, which does its thing very early in the year. The summer snowflake (a contradiction in terms) is much taller, and this is a particularly vigorous, l
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3 bulbs £7.00

Leucojum - some other suggestions
leucojum_vernum.jpg Leucojum vernum is the spring snowflake. Its sturdy, leafless stems produce one or two nodding white flowers marked with a yellow or green spot at the tip of each tepal. It is good naturalising in grass, or in wet places.