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emve

From Haugesund. With 3 children and a husband who's seemingly constantly away on business, I garden like it could save my life - and it probably does!

Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
  • Like Count 35
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emve

I think this might be summer snowflake, as it is so much later than my other snowflakes.

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ShelleySnyder

Beautiful mona!💘😍

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gjones

Looks delicate and pretty

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Muzz67

Love these 😍

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Davidward

Lovely Mona

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columbiariver

Beautiful

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emve

I love them. From what I can see, the spring and summer variety look exactly the same, they just flower at different times - or am I missing something? @ShelleySnyder @gjones @Muzz67 @Davidward @columbiariver

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ShelleySnyder

That I couldn't tell you Mona, sorry!🤔💘😍

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gjones

Me neither Mona!

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columbiariver

Me neither. I've never had them. Richard Spicer is the gentleman to go to with snowflake questions. @richard.spicer.7906 Rich, can you help us with these beauties? @Emve Mona has a question above. Thank you

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richard.spicer.7906

Interesting question - the summer snowflake was called ‘summer’ as at the time it was named many years ago weather conditions were much colder in spring so these bulbs didn’t flower till true summer. These days, our springs are much warmer so they typically flower earlier which causes confusion due to its name. It’s definitely Leucojum 👍🏼😊 @emve @columbiariver

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richard.spicer.7906

My tutor informed me of that a couple of weeks ago. Leucojum vernum is much shorter, rarely getting over 20cm tall, where as aestivum is about 40cm tall. Here’s a useful link 😊 https://www.hortweek.com/leucojum/retail/article/1390329

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