2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Summer Snowflake Overview
Leucojum, aestivum is a late spring flowering deciduous perennial bulbous species that 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. Also known as the Summer Snowflake, this plant grows to an average height of around 50cm with strap to linear shaped blue-green foliage. Plant bulbs in autumn 10cm (4") deep and 12cm (5") apart - container-grown bulbs can be planted closer together. Alternatively, plant in the spring when the bulbs are 'in the green'. Pick a spot with organic-rich soil - these plants originate from woodland settings or incorporate plenty of compost into the planting area. Once planted, water well. Bulbs will clump up over several years if you allow the foliage to die back naturally.
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How to harvest Summer Snowflake
Generally not harvested, but can be cut for floral arrangements.
How to propagate Summer Snowflake
You can propagate from offsets in spring or early autumn
From seed which are sown in the autumn.
Special features of Summer Snowflake
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Summer Snowflake
Naturaliser, border, cutting bed, fragrance, walls, rock garden.