Heirloom Snowflake

Leucojum aestivum

Termed 'Snowflakes' by the gardening public, the Leucojum aestivum is by far one of the most adaptable bulbs ever offered in the South. When people tell us they "can't grow bulbs," we tell them to try Leucojums.

Bloom/Feature

White petals with green dots February to March

Plant Type

Bulbs

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

USDA Zones

7, 8, 9, 10

Zone Detail

0°F

Key Features

Returns Year After Year

Flowering Season

Spring

Use

Accent, Border, Container

Exposure

Full Sun to Part Shade

Water

Low

Soil Type

Tolerates a wide range

Fertilizer

Yearly in early spring

Dimensions

10" H x 12" W

Pruning

None needed

Planting Instructions

  • plant in Full Sun to Part Shade
  • dig hole 2X the height of the bulb
  • soil should be 2-3" over the bulb
  • water after planting
  • natural rainfall is best; summer irrigation is o.k.
  • mulch in hard frost areas