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Forbes Glory-of-the-Snow Blue Giant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Chionodoxa forbesii 'Blue Giant' syn. Scilla forbesii 'Blue Giant'

 

Forbes' Glory-of-the-Snow 'Blue Giant'

Chionodoxa, known as glory-of-the-snow, is a small genus of bulbous perennial flowering plants. Chionodoxa species are often included in Scilla. Chionodoxa can be bought as bulbs and planted while dormant in late summer or early autumn at a depth of 8–10 cm. They require light when in growth, but can be grown under deciduous trees or shrubs, as their foliage dies down after flowering. All flower in early Spring. Chionodoxa forbesii Blue Giant is larger flowered than Chionodoxa.luciliae, above a more noticeable central white throat. The Chionodoxa flower profusely and provided a very good early show.

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plant Features
  • Forbes Glory-of-the-Snow Blue Giant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Forbes Glory-of-the-Snow Blue Giant likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Forbes Glory-of-the-Snow Blue Giant is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Forbes Glory-of-the-Snow Blue Giant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Forbes' Glory-of-the-Snow 'Blue Giant'

Latin name

Chionodoxa forbesii 'Blue Giant' syn. Scilla forbesii 'Blue Giant'

type

Bulb

family

Asparagaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Forbes Glory-of-the-Snow Blue Giant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Forbes Glory-of-the-Snow Blue Giant is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Forbes Glory-of-the-Snow Blue Giant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Forbes Glory-of-the-Snow Blue Giant likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Forbes Glory-of-the-Snow Blue Giant is 0.20meters x 0.15meters 0.20 M 0.15 M

Chionodoxa forbesii 'Blue Giant' syn. Scilla forbesii 'Blue Giant'

Chionodoxa, known as glory-of-the-snow, is a small genus of bulbous perennial flowering plants. Chionodoxa species are often included in Scilla. Chionodoxa can be bought as bulbs and planted while dormant in late summer or early autumn at a depth of 8–10 cm. They require light when in growth, but can be grown under deciduous trees or shrubs, as their foliage dies down after flowering. All flower in early Spring. Chionodoxa forbesii Blue Giant is larger flowered than Chionodoxa.luciliae, above a more noticeable central white throat. The Chionodoxa flower profusely and provided a very good early show.


Planting

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Plant bulbs in late Summer or early Autumn in a humus-rich, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Plant the bulbs 8 -10cm deep.

 

Propagation by offsets

From Late Autumn TO Mid Winter

When the plant is dormant, lift the bulbs, and remove off-sets and plant them where required, or in pots until the following Spring.

 
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