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Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant'

Glory of the snow

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Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour






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Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant'

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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