Chionodoxa forbesii is one of the earliest bulbs to flower hence why we suspect they are commonly know as ‘Glory of the Snow’. The flowers of Chionodoxa forbesii are bright blue with white centres. Its dwarf growing habitat is ideal for covering those areas under trees and shrubs that are bare. They are a very useful group of bulbs that are easy to grow preferring well drained soil and the sunnier parts of the garden.
Cultivate soils to a depth of 15cms and plant bulbs as per the growing information below. In heavy soils such as clay add grit or humus matter to help with drainage. In sandy soils add organic matter to help with fertility. They will naturalise really well and spread out to cover a wide area.
Protect early growth in the spring from slugs and snails . Ideal foods are well rotted manures, grass clippings, tomato feed and bone meal.
AGM= Award Garden Merit given by the RHS for bulbs that have good and reliable performance in the garden
They will naturalise very well, plant in most soils that are free draining. In heavier soils such as clay cultivate the top layer of soil and add grit and well rotted humus and this should provide the drainage that they need.
They work really well when planted with snowdrops or specie crocus.
Flowering Height: 6-8″ (15-20cm)
Flowering Period: March-April
Soil type: All free draining soils.
Aspect: Full sun or partial shade.
Scented: No significant scent.
Planting Depth: 5-10cms
Spacing: 4-6cms apart.
Full growing instructions provided.
New season bulbs will be dispatched from September onwards.