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Summer Snowflake

Leucojum aestivum

Also known as

Loddon Lily, St Agnes' Flower, St George's Violet, Summer Snowdrop, Loddon-Lily, Giant Snowflake

Leucojum aestivum 2010 by Schnobby (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size







5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Summer Snowflake Overview

Bulbous, deciduous and perennial species growing to an average height of around 50cm. It produces pretty, hanging, bell-shaped blooms coloured pure white, with green petal tips. The petals are slightly reflexed at the tips, curing backwards delicately. These are produced on bare stems that grow straight upwards in spring and leaves are simple and strap to linear in shape.

Common problems with Summer Snowflake

How to propagate Summer Snowflake


You can propagate from offsets in spring or early autumn or from seed which are sown in the autumn.

Other uses of Summer Snowflake

Naturaliser, border, cutting bed, fragrance, walls, rock garden.

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