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.
Cultivar: Pink Giant
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Pink, White
Foliage colour: Dark green
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Skill level: Beginner
Time to divide plants: June to August
Flowering period: February to March
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