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botanical name:
Chionodoxa sardensis
Chionodoxa sardensis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Glory of the Snow
synonyms:  Chionodoxa sinensis
family:  Asparagaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.10m
width: 0.03m
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: -25°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Small early spring bulb producing delicate vivid blue flowers with white stamens, held on reddish stems in February and March. Channelled, bronze tinted, green basal leaves.

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

propagation:
From seed or bulb offsets.

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

other notes:
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