Spring Snowflake (Leucojum vernum)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Underground structures: Bulb
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Other: Best planted in fall
Pollinators: Bees
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Other: 2008 Great Plant Picks Award Winner

Close up of the Snowflake blooms showing the green dot on the pet

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Location: Window boxes for now...  and in bloom.Date: 2018-02-24Close up of the Snowflake blooms showing the green dot on the pet
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2002-11-01SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
By Caruso
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Date: 2012-11-25
By xeronema
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Photo courtesy of: Axel Hindemith
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Location: Králova zahrada Bohemia CZDate: 2015-03-19Photo courtesy of: Petr1888
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EUDate: 2017-03-22
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Location: Cincinnati Nature Center, Perintown,OHDate: 2013-03-10
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Location: Cincinnati Nature Center, Perintown,OHDate: 2013-03-10
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Photo courtesy of: Hedwig Storch
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Comments:
Posted by pod (east Texas pineywoods - Zone 8a) on Feb 25, 2018 10:44 AM

This Leucojum Snowflake is a spring bloomer in zone 8a. After a rainy spring, it is in bloom at the end of February.
The bell shaped blooms have a delicate fragrance. They are currently in a container as the bed they were in had to be moved. It did not seem to affect the bloom cycle. These bulbs adapt and naturalize well. My start was shared as an heirloom passalong plant years ago by a close friend.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Galanthus by RuuddeBlock Apr 6, 2018 1:35 PM 1
Spring (er, winter??) blooms 2018 by evermorelawnless Jun 19, 2018 8:32 PM 498
Type of snowdrop? by scflowers Feb 22, 2017 7:19 PM 6
Blooming Bulbs 2015 by Cem9165 Dec 24, 2015 8:15 AM 599

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