||September (flowerbulb planting time)
Chionodoxa luciliae, common name Glory of the snow, is an easily grown bulb that self seeds. Chionodoxa luciliae is sometimes referred to as Chionodoxa siehei. Every stem has one or two flowers which are proudly raised towards the sky. The flowers of Chionodoxa luciliae are pale blue with a white centre, and theflowers open fully even in gloomy weather.
This Glory of the snow is ideal for an early spring show of colour in a stinzen-meadow, or in a border (where the perennials are later to appear), or under deciduous trees, shrubs and hedges. At De Warande, in our garden, Chionodoxa luciliae has naturalised under the beech hedges, which are bare of leaves in spring.