Summer Snowflake (Leucojum aestivum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches (30-46cm)
Plant Spread: 9 to 12 inches (23-30cm)
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Bulb
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Bulbs
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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Posted by christinereid54 (Kyle, Texas - Zone 8b) on Feb 19, 2018 6:19 PM

The Summer Snowflake has been most gratifying in my Central Texas garden. I never water it and just give it some balanced organic fertilizer in December. It starts pushing up green stalks in mid January and now, mid February, it's pushing out dainty blooms. After five years on the sunny hillside, it's slowly spreading out. I won't do anything to the plants after they bloom and they will then disappear until next winter. No pests seem to bother it and it provides some nice interest at a time of year when things are somewhat bleak. The blooms will probably be around until sometime in March.

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On February 4, 2019 Bloomed
piksihk On March 8, 2018 Bloomed
Ones from enchanted forest/garden last year - HW
piksihk On February 12, 2017 Bloomed
giant snowflake (not snowdrop) from Ench. Forest
piksihk On February 12, 2017 Bloomed
Two spikes with blooms at WG front bed
piksihk On November 27, 2016 Obtained plant
16 giant snowdrops from Enchanted Forest (sale half off $6)
piksihk On February 28, 2016 Bloomed
piksihk On February 16, 2015 Bloomed
with crocosmias front bed at WG
aspenhill On October 12, 2013 Obtained plant
ADR - qty 30
Lalambchop1 On November 21, 2016 Seeds sown
Planted along car path. Mixed with pink & blue Spanish bluebells.
Planted 4-5" deep with bonemeal and bloodmeal a couple of inches below that. Backfilled the holes with pine fine/mushroom compost mix.
Lalambchop1 On October 28, 2016 Obtained plant
bought 50 from BloomingBulb
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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