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Chionodoxa Forbesii

Chionodoxa may be planted anywhere in your landscape, in sun or shade, and is perfect for the rock garden or woodland setting. They appear like small blue stars with a white center. Full sun or dappled shade is suitable, though they grow best in an open, sunny position. If you have never used bulbs before, you should try this one and immediately enjoy its easy growth. They bloom very early in the spring season.

Chionodoxa is commonly called "Glory of the Snow" because of their early flowering. It is so-named because in some climates it blooms early enough that it pokes its little bright blue six-petaled flowers right out of the snow. They are very hardy and will increase freely over the years and they are super for naturalizing. Chionodoxa forbesii is generally free from pests and diseases.

Plant Details +

Height 4-6"
Spacing 3"
Hardiness Zones 4-9
Exposure Full Sun-Partial Shade
Foliage Green
Flower Blue with White
Bloomtime Early Spring

General Information +

General Characteristics: This plant is grown from a bulb. Chionodoxa looks great in mass plantings, in borders, in flower beds, and for fresh cut flowers.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: The product should be planted immediately after received in the fall. In extremely warm climates, plant when the ground cools. You may plant earlier or later as long as the ground is not too warm or frozen. 1. Dig a hole 2 inches deep or 2 times the height of the bulb. 2. Set the bulbs firmly in place, with the pointed ends facing upward. 3. Cover the bulbs with soil and water thoroughly. Grow in informal groupings of 5 or more bulbs. Plant bulbs in fall 2 inches deep or 2 times the height of the bulb and 3" apart in well-drained soil with plenty of humus. Remove old flowers leaving as much stem and foliage as possible until they die down.