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PlantFiles: Glory of the Snow
Chionodoxa luciliae 'Gigantea Group'

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Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Chionodoxa (kye-oh-no-DOKS-uh) (Info)
Species: luciliae (luh-SIL-ee-ay) (Info)
Cultivar: Gigantea Group

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Bulbs

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

No positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative SunnyBorders On Apr 19, 2009, SunnyBorders from Aurora, ON (Zone 5a) wrote:

A very aggressive seeder in our area. Seems to take about two years to go from seed to a small bulb that flowers.
Chionodoxa luciliae may be a synonym of C. forbesii.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

West Tisbury, Massachusetts
Florence, Mississippi
East Norriton, Pennsylvania
Laflin, Pennsylvania



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