Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant'

Glory of the snow

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Pink, White





Skill level


Chionodoxa 'Pink Giant'

Plant details

Glory of the snow, Chionodoxa, is one of the first bulbs to flower in spring and, when planted generously, forms a dazzling carpet of flowers. Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant' has pink, star-shaped blooms with a paler centre. It's a great choice for naturalising in lawns, particularly beneath trees, where they can flower in full sun before the tree leaf canopy develops, creating shade.

For best results plant Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant' in well-drained soil in spring sunshine. Avoid mowing or cutting back plants until the foliage has died down, to enable them to self-seed.

Family: Hyacinthaceae

Genus: Chionodoxa

Cultivar: Pink Giant

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink, White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 15cm

Spread: 10cm

Time to divide plants: June to August

Flowering period: February to March

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