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Leucojum aestivum


Summer Snowflake




Origin:  Western Asia and Europe.
Family
Amaryllidaceae
Genus
Leucojum
Species
aestivum
Category
Bulbs, Perennials
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 - 8
Canadian Hardiness Zone
2a - 7a
RHS Hardiness Zone
H7
Temperature (°C)
-20
Temperature (°F)
-4
Height
30 - 45 cm
Spread
22 - 30 cm
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
AprilMay
Landscape
Borders and massing.
Cultivation
Full sun and partial-shade. Organically rich, medium and well-drained soil with a pH of acidic or neutral. Adapts to clay soils but prefers clay and loam.
Shape
Upright and vase shaped.
Growth
Fast
Pests
Slugs and narcissus bulb fly can be a problem.
Habitat
Ponds or stream margins.
Leaf Description
Long, narrow strap-like leaves.
Flower Description
8 bell-shaped umbels that appear on long stems.
Colour Description
The leaves are dark green. The flowers are rarely pink usually white with a green tip.
Propagation
Division of clumps.
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