Friday, August 8, 2014

Snowflake

Leucojum

* photos of unknown internet source


Leucojum aestivum ( Summer Snowflake )
A bulbous perennial, reaching up to 2 x 1.5 feet, that is native to central and southern Europe.
The linear leaves, up to 28 x 0.8 ( rarely over 18 ) inches in size, are glossy deep green.
The lightly-fragrant, pendulous, white, bell-shaped flowers, up to 0.8 inches long, are borne during mid-spring.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun to partial shade on moist or wet, humus-rich soil. The bulbs should be planted 4 to 6 inches deep and 6 to 8 inches apart. They are clay, drought, rabbit and deer resistant.

* photos taken on Apr 23 2015 in Howard Co., MD


'Gravetye Giant'
Larger than species, reaching 2 feet in height.

Leucojum vernum ( Spring Snowflake )
A bulbous perennial, reaching up to 1 foot in height, that is native to Europe.
The linear leaves are glossy green.
The lightly-fragrant, pendulous, white, bell-shaped flowers are borne during early spring.
Hardy zones 5 to 8 in full sun to partial shade on moist or wet, humus-rich soil. The bulbs should be planted 4 to 6 inches deep and 6 to 8 inches apart. They are rabbit and deer resistant.

* photos taken on Apr 18 2015 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on Apr 9 2017 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on Apr 14 2017 in Columbia, MD

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