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Summer Snowflake Gravetye Giant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'

 

Summer Snowflake 'Gravetye Giant'

Snowflakes are bulbous plants in the Amaryllis family. They resemble snowdrops, but show apparent differences. Flowers are bell shaped and are white, with green or yellow markings on all petals. They also have strap like foliage. They are much taller than snowdrops and produce clumps very reliably. They will grow in sun or partial shade, although naturally grows on the edges of woodlands. 'Gravetye Giant' is a tall cultivar of the Summer Snowflake, which flowers from mid-late spring. It can grow up to 90cm tall in the ideal conditions.

 
plant Features
  • Summer Snowflake Gravetye Giant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Summer Snowflake Gravetye Giant likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Summer Snowflake Gravetye Giant is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Summer Snowflake Gravetye Giant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Summer Snowflake 'Gravetye Giant'

Latin name

Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'

type

Bulb

family

Amaryllidaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Summer Snowflake Gravetye Giant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Summer Snowflake Gravetye Giant is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Summer Snowflake Gravetye Giant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Summer Snowflake Gravetye Giant likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Summer Snowflake Gravetye Giant is 0.10meters x 0.90meters 0.10 M 0.90 M

Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'

Snowflakes are bulbous plants in the Amaryllis family. They resemble snowdrops, but show apparent differences. Flowers are bell shaped and are white, with green or yellow markings on all petals. They also have strap like foliage. They are much taller than snowdrops and produce clumps very reliably. They will grow in sun or partial shade, although naturally grows on the edges of woodlands. 'Gravetye Giant' is a tall cultivar of the Summer Snowflake, which flowers from mid-late spring. It can grow up to 90cm tall in the ideal conditions.


Planting Season (Autumn)

From Early Autumn TO Late Autumn

Plant bulbs in the autumn, in a moist but well drained soil, around 10-12 cm deep.

 

Flowering Season (Spring/Summer)

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

For Leucojum aestivum or Leucojum vernum bulbs planted in the autumm, flowers will be produced the following spring or early summer (depending on which species) and will have white flowers with green tips.

 
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