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Lesser Chionodoxa, Lesser Glory-of-the-Snow
Echoing the early spring sky with its low, starry, deep blue flowers, this little charmer from western Turkey bears many deep blue blossoms early in the year. A hardy, self-reliant, bulbous perennial, it produces up to 12 flowers atop short leafless stems. The blooms have small white eyes. Two short grass-like leaves emerge with the flowers, going dormant within a few weeks. The flowers and leaves grow from small rounded bulbs covered with brown tunics. Plants often self-sow to form large colonies.
Glory-of-the-snow does best in well-drained, humus-rich soil and full to partial sun. Plant the bulbs at a depth of two or three times their height. They are excellent for massing in turf, shrub plantings, perennial borders, and woodland edges. They can also be forced in pots for winter bloom. This plant is not bothered by deer or rodents.
9 - 1
3 - 9
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
Full Sun, Partial Sun
4"-6" / 10.2cm - 15.2cm
2"-4" / 5.1cm - 10.2cm
Early Spring, Late Winter
Alpine, Container, Lawns and Turf, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower
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