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Summer Snowflake







     Native British 

Summer Snowflake Bulbs 

Latin:  Leucojum aestivum

Other Names:  Summer Snowflake, Loddon Lily
Distribution:  The native status of this British wild flower has been disputed, but it has certainly existed in the south of England in the wild for many hundreds of years. It is also listed as 'native' by the Botanical Society of the British Isles . 
Habitat:  It grows in damp soils (can even be boggy) in sun or shade
Description:  Perennial.  It is twice as tall (20-40cm) as the common Snowdrop and flowers from April to May.   The nodding, white flowers are like large Snowdrops. 
Wildlife:  The flowers are attractive to bees.

Planting Instructions for 'In the Green' Bulbs:  The bulbs should be planted as soon as you receive them.  They are best planted where they can be left undisturbed.  If the earth is frozen solid, then you’ll need to wait until it is crumbly again.  If you do need to wait for a couple of days, sink the bulbs in some damp compost in a sheltered place until the soil is crumbly again.

Click Here to Buy Summer Snowflakes 'in the Green' for delivery January to April

Planting Instructions for Dry Bulbs:  bulbs should be planted in the autumn as soon as received.  They are best planted where they can be left undisturbed.  Plant with about 10cm of soil above the bulb, so that the soil covering does not dry out during the Spring.  If the soil dries out, the plant may not have sufficient moisture to build up the bulb for flowering the following year.

Click Here to Buy Summer Snowflake Bulbs for delivery September to December 

Plant the bulbs as soon as possible upon receipt.

These bulbs were grown in Britain from cultivated stock.  


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