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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Common names
  • Summer Snowflake
  • Snowbell
  • Dewdrop
  • Loddon Lily
  • Meadow Snowflake

Photo Gallery
Location: Kyle, Texas
Date: 2020-02-15
So easy, so pretty, so reliable
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-03-03
Leucojum aestivum - Summer Snowflake 008
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: 2022-04-01
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-03-03
Leucojum aestivum - Summer Snowflake 010
Location: KYLE
Date: 2019-02-04
Dependable
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2020-03-09
Location: Aberdeen, NC (my garden 2023)
Date: February 26, 2023
Snowflake #377; RAB p. 319, 44-2-1; LHB p. 250, 35-10-2, "Old Gre
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: 2022-04-01
Location: Aberdeen, NC (my garden 2022)
Date: February 26, 2023
Snowflake #377; RAB p. 319, 44-2-1; LHB p. 250, 35-10-2, "Old Gre
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-02-27
Summer Snowflake - Leucojum aestivum 001
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2020-03-10
Location: Kyle, TX
Date: 2021-02-08
Such a reliable bloomer
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-03-23
Summer Snowflake 010
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2018-03-09
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: 2022-04-01
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: 2022-04-01
Location: Real Jardín Botanico de Madrid
Date: 2018-04-08
Location: Summeville, SC
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-03-03
Summer Snowflake - Leucojum Aestivum 002
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2017-02-12
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-03-25
Location: Oceanside, California 
Date: 2020-03-17
In my garden

Date: 2022-04-01

Date: 2022-04-01

Date: 2022-03-20
Location: KYLE
Date: 2019-03-01
So dependable
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Apple Valley MN
Date: 2018-05-19

Date: 2022-04-01

Date: 2022-04-01
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: may
Location: my garden, front bed
Date: 2015-02-21
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-03-15
1st bloom

Date: c. 1869
illustration from 'English Botany', vol. 9, 1869
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2014-03-24
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-02-27
Summer Snowflake - Leucojum aestivum 005
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-03-27
Cabbage White BF

Date: 2014-03-26
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-03-03
Leucojum aestivum - Summer Snowflake 009
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2016-04-02
It volunteered in my garden.
Location: Northern Illinois (Zone 5a)
Date: 2013-05-06
Location: Georgia
Date: 2012-02-06
Summer Snowflake aka Snowbells
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: may
Location: garden of botanist Robert R. Kowal in Madison, Wisconsin
photo by James Steakley
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-04-09
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2011-05-20
Location: my garden HW side bed 
Date: 2018-03-08

Date: 2010-03-31
Location: my garden 
Date: 2014-03-05
Location: my garden; front bed
Date: 2014-03-05
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-04-03
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2014-03-24
Location: my garden 
Date: 2017-02-12
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-05-04

Date: 2004-04-29
Location: my garden, zone 7a
Date: 2012-03-20
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Comments:
  • Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Feb 7, 2020 9:04 PM concerning plant:
    My mother had a circle of these around a live oak in our yard for years. She called them Snowdrops. Last Feb. 2019, while tending to her in sickness, I saw them blooming for the 1st time in years. I now live over an hour away so don't usually visit in Feb. because it's a cold and wet time of year. Long story short, another Louisiana gardener I trade with every couple of years sent me 4 bulbs she called Summer Snowflakes in Feb. 2018. I put them in a pot so I could monitor when they bloom. Because they were moved, it's taken two years, but like my Mother's they are blooming in Feb. and I now know they are Snowflakes, not Snowdrops. They will always remind me of my Mother who passed away in March and of the place where I grew up.
  • Posted by christinereid54 (Texas - Zone 8b) on Feb 19, 2018 6:19 PM concerning plant:
    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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piksihk On November 27, 2016 Obtained plant
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ADR - qty 30
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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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