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botanical name:
Chionodoxa forbesii
Chionodoxa forbesii © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Glory of the Snow
synonyms:  Chionodoxa siehei, Chionodoxa tmolusi, Chionodoxa luciliae
family:  Asparagaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.20m
width: 0.10m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: blue
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
Bulbous perennial with narrow mid-green leaves up to 30cm long and in early spring loose racemes of 4 to 12 star-shaped blue flowers with white centres.

Well drained soil in full sun or part shade. Bulbs should be planted in autumn, about 8cm deep.

By division of bulb offsets in spring.

Rock garden, raised beds, under trees and shrubs or in containers.

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