Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Danger: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: Pale Green Green White/Near White
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
On May 22, 2011, DawnLH from Melbourne Australia wrote:
I love this bulb and I have had much success with it, I recently transplanted them in the garden. They are starting to shoot which is great but I am really worried are they poisioness to dogs. Should I pull them out and throw them away. Can someone please help me. Because I am in Australia and this is an American site is it the excact same plant, I think it is.
On Mar 26, 2011, themikeman from Concord, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
These are all over the Southeastern United States as an old fashioned Spring Landscaping plant that was sold along with daffodils, so where you have daffodils blooming, on older propeties in the south, you are probably sure to have these. They actually bloom about a week after the daffodils start to decline in the begginning of mid spring. they are actually a bulb, but part of amaryllis family, not a daffodil family bulb. i like how dark green and healthy the leaves look. The flowers are almost like Lilly of the Valley bells. Very historic Southern spring bulb and plant. mike
On May 2, 2009, marybel from Ridgefield, CT wrote:
I have 5 clumps, that keep getting a little bigger each year, that I inherited when I moved to Ct. They are lovely and bloom just after the daffodils here, but last longer. They are not invasive and do not spread. To keep them neat and upright, I use circles of 2" chicken wire (cut to match when the little spears first appear in the spring), that I pull up a little higher and higher as the plants get taller. I dont know if they are deer resistant because I have a really efficient deer fence. I am glad to know they hate transplanting, so I will leave them alone.
On Apr 28, 2008, louparris from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
I love this plant. I got mine from my mother who got them from who knows where - probably her mother. My sister lives in my mother's old house and has a great many of these. I am trying to get mine to naturalize and enlarge their growing spot. I don't have much sun, even in the winter (mature pines) so they are in a sunny spot and their ability to expand is limited. My mother always called them snowdrops. I know that's another plant, but that's what she called em.
On Mar 8, 2008, mjjones from Ball, LA (Zone 8b) wrote:
I have had this bulb blooming in my garden for about 10 years. I can trace this heirloom back to my grandfather's gramdmother's garden. I dug a few bulbs directly from my great-grandmother's garden. She, in turn, got them from her mother. I will pass them to my grandchild this spring.
This plant (or the spring variety?) has grown for years under a pecan tree at the home of my late parents. It is in bloom now and I would like to cut some to add to my daughter's wedding bouquet. The florist has warned me that the sap of some toxic flowers will kill other flowers if they share the same water. Is that the case with this plant? I have read that toxic flowers should be kept in water by themselves and not mixed with other flowers for 12 hours. Has any one had experience with mixing this plant with other cut flowers?
It usually blooms in Athens Ga this time of the year and we have had some unusually cold weather this season, but it is blooming right on schedule
On Apr 29, 2007, escambiaguy from Atmore, AL (Zone 8b) wrote:
I have some that are probably 50 years old. Despite the name, they flower late winter/early spring here on the gulf coast. They grow in deep shade very well and are perfect for a woodland garden. They look nice mixed with daffodils.
On Mar 15, 2007, omegabook from La Mesa, CA wrote:
The bloom period should be extended. According to the Sunset Western Garden Book, "Common name 'summer snowflake' is misleading--in mild winter areas, plants can bloom during the period from late fall through winter..." It is blooming in March in my Southern California garden.
On Jul 16, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Naturalizes well in Houston, Texas. This plant is a delight in bloom in January. But it has big strappy grasslike foliage that must be allowed to die back naturally. So put it in an area you don't mind something near dead looking in April.
On Apr 1, 2004, ladyrowan from Garberville, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
I planted these little guys in a pot on my deck last fall, and most of them bloomed just fine. I'm looking forward to having them multiply, so that I can plant them beneath the trees beside my driveway. They are a lovely early-spring bulb, with a light fragrance.
On Jul 12, 2003, Toxicodendron from Piedmont, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:
Lovely little blooms if you fall to your knees to see them. This bulb truly resents being transplanted and will not bloom for several years after being moved, so be patient if you plant it. Mine is in light woodland shade down by the creek.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Atmore, Alabama Sun Lakes, Arizona Fallbrook, California Folsom, California Garberville, California Middletown, California Simi Valley, California Ridgefield, Connecticut Jay, Florida Perry, Florida Tallahassee, Florida Athens, Georgia Brunswick, Georgia Dallas, Georgia Boise, Idaho Cherry Valley, Illinois Divernon, Illinois Plainfield, Illinois Abita Springs, Louisiana Ball, Louisiana Bordelonville, Louisiana Simmesport, Louisiana Trout, Louisiana Brookeville, Maryland Ellicott City, Maryland Auburn, Massachusetts Cleveland, Mississippi Clinton, Mississippi Florence, Mississippi , New York Charlotte, North Carolina Concord, North Carolina Elizabeth City, North Carolina Glen Raven, North Carolina Mooresville, North Carolina Cincinnati, Ohio Corning, Ohio Fruit Hill, Ohio Saint Martin, Ohio Harbeck-fruitdale, Oregon Rockcreek, Oregon Conway, South Carolina Saint Helena Island, South Carolina Woodbury, Tennessee Austin, Texas Bagwell, Texas Baytown, Texas Broaddus, Texas Deer Park, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Houston, Texas (2 reports) Huntsville, Texas Nevada, Texas Richmond, Texas Rowlett, Texas San Antonio, Texas West Valley City, Utah Underhill, Vermont Melbourne, Virgin Islands Fort Chiswell, Virginia Newport News, Virginia Seattle, Washington