The small-flowered species of Leucojum, the snowflakes, have recently been transferred into a new genus, called Acis. They make clumps of slender, grassy leaves, and have delicate nodding flowers, white in most species, some flowering in spring and others in autumn. Donít leave them to the rough and tumble of the wild parts of the garden, like snowdrops, but give them a special place, where they can be appreciated and cared for.
Acis trichophylla has very narrow grassy leaves and spikes of two or three pure white flowers, with a hint of pink at the base. Each flowers hangs downwards, the petals making a conical shape.
||sheltered sandy places|
||Alpine winter / sunny summer|
||acidic, well drained soil|
||6 - 20 cm|