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Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant'

Glory of the snow

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Key information

Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Lynn Keddie, copyright GAP Photos (315133)

Plant details

Glory of the snow is an appropriate name for these beautiful low-growing bulbs from Turkey. They are some of the first bulbs to flower in spring and, when planted generously, create a dazzling carpet of flowers. 'Pink Giant', as the name suggests, has large pink blooms with white centres and flowering lasts for 3-4 weeks, after which both flowers and foliage quickly fade from sight. Plant them liberally, under shrubs, beside hedges and in patches on the lawn.

Family: Hyacinthaceae

Genus: Chionodoxa

Species: forbesii

Cultivar: Pink Giant

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 15cm

Spread: 20cm

Time to divide plants: June to August


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