Chionodoxa 'Pink Giant'

Chionodoxa 'Pink Giant'

Glory of the snow

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Chionodoxa 'Pink Giant'
  • Common name: Glory of the snow
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 15cm

Spread: 10cm

Flower colours:
  • Pink
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Divide
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Collect seed
Collect seed
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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