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Leucojum 'Gravetye Giant'

Spring snowflake

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Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour






Skill level


Leucojum 'Gravetye Giant'

Plant details

Leucojum, known as the ‘spring snowflake’ is much larger than its relation the snowdrop. Whereas snowdrops have three main petals and three more tiny inner ones, the six petals of this snowflake are all the same length, with conspicuous markings at their tips. It is an easy-to-grow plant that multiplies freely in most gardens provided the soil is moist enough. Plants have been known to withstand flooding and standing water, and it is an ideal choice for bog gardens and pond-side plantings. Leucojum ‘Gravetye Giant’ has dark green leaves and wide white flowers with green markings.

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Genus: Leucojum

Cultivar: 'Gravetye Giant'

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 10cm

Time to divide plants: May to June

Flowering period: February to March

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