Chionodoxa luciliae Violet Beauty

Commonly known as Glory of the Snow since it is one of spring’s early bloomers, C. luciliae Violet Beauty was previously known as C. gigantea Violet Beauty. A relatively new hybrid, it has four to five star-shaped, six-petaled clustered pink-violet flowers with blush pink-white centers atop dark stems with sparse, narrow foliage. It is deer-resistant and naturalizes readily in well-draining soil and in full to partial sunlight. As it matures over time, when it’s happy where it’s planted, it naturalizes by bulb offsets (called bulbils: baby bulbs on the sides of the mother bulb you’ve planted). It’s terrific planted en masse in garden borders, sunny woodland borders, rock gardens and in irregular river-like swaths. You’ll need about nine bulbs per square foot. (Square footage is determined multiplying the planting site’s length times its width.) Bulb size: 5 cm/up. Full to partial sunlight. Bloom time in horticultural zone 5: April. Plant 4" deep and 4" apart. HZ: 3-8. Height: 5" to 6".

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25 bulbs $8.75
50 bulbs $16.75
100 bulbs $21.50
200 bulbs $38.25

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