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Leucojum aestivum ‘Gravetye Giant’

Snowflake

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

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Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'
  • Common name: Snowflake
  • Family: Amaryllidaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

The snowflake, Leucojum, is much larger than its relation the snowdrop. It’s easy to grow and multiplies freely in most gardens provided the soil is moist enough. It’s been known to withstand flooding and standing water, so it’s an ideal choice for bog gardens and pond-side plantings.

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Leucojum ‘Gravetye Giant’ is a paticularly lovely snowflake, bearing dark green leaves and wide white flowers with green markings. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

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Grow Leucojum ‘Gravetye Giant’ in moist soil in sun to partial shade. Allow to self seed naturally and let the foliage die down full after flowering.

How to grow Leucojum 'Gravetye Giant'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    10cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / boggy / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Leucojum 'Gravetye Giant' and wildlife

Leucojum 'Gravetye Giant' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Leucojum 'Gravetye Giant' poisonous?

Leucojum 'Gravetye Giant' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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