Lesser Glory-of-the-Snow, Turkish Glory of the Snow
Chionodoxa sardensis

Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Chionodoxa (kye-oh-no-DOKS-uh) (Info)
Species: sardensis

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Bulbs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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Louisville, Kentucky

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Royal Oak, Michigan

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Kinnear, Wyoming

Pavillion, Wyoming

Riverton, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 31, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Intense blue with a violet tint. A smaller plant with smaller flowers than C. luciliae or C. forbesii, but the color is much more intense.

Tough, easy, adaptable. Naturalizes well in lawns and beds, in full sun or woodland conditions. Blooms in earliest spring, at the same time as Scilla sibirica.

As with all small bulbs, this is best planted in large masses (by the hundred) for good impact in the landscape. Its self-sowing would be problematic in rock gardens.

Easily and inexpensively available from mail order dealers of fall bulbs.