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Chionodoxa luciliae (Gigantea Group) 'Alba' syn Scilla luciliae 'Alba'

 

Lucile's glory-of-the-snow 'Alba'

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. C. luciliae Alba was previously known as C. gigantea Alba. It is a large flowering species from Turkey. It has up to four star-shaped, six-petaled white flowers on stems with sparse, narrow foliage.

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plant Features
  • Luciles glory-of-the-snow Alba likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Luciles glory-of-the-snow Alba likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Luciles glory-of-the-snow Alba is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Luciles glory-of-the-snow Alba likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Lucile's glory-of-the-snow 'Alba'

Latin name

Chionodoxa luciliae (Gigantea Group) 'Alba' syn Scilla luciliae 'Alba'

type

Bulb

family

Asparagaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Luciles glory-of-the-snow Alba likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Luciles glory-of-the-snow Alba is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Luciles glory-of-the-snow Alba likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Luciles glory-of-the-snow Alba 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 Luciles glory-of-the-snow Alba is 0.20meters x 0.15meters 0.20 M 0.15 M

Chionodoxa luciliae (Gigantea Group) 'Alba' syn Scilla luciliae 'Alba'

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. C. luciliae Alba was previously known as C. gigantea Alba. It is a large flowering species from Turkey. It has up to four star-shaped, six-petaled white flowers on stems with sparse, narrow foliage.


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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