Glory of the Snow Gigantea Alba

Glory of the Snow Gigantea Alba

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Glory of the Snow 'Gigantea Alba' is one of the heralds of spring.

The bright white flowers open on maroon stems late winter to early spring. The blooms are upward facing and will last three to four weeks in cool weather. There is an average of 6-10 stems per bulb.

Glory of the Snow 'Gigantea Alba' leaves are thick and grass like, with 2-3 per bulb. The foliage dies back quickly in late spring for summer and autumn dormancy.

Glory of the Snow 'Gigantea Alba', or Chionodoxa luciliae are best grown in cool climates, as they need the cold weather to initiate flowering. They are easy care bulbs that should be left in the ground to naturalise (which means you do not have to lift them from the soil regularly). They will slowly and happily multiply by seed and division (non invasive).

Perfect for planting in rock gardens, at the front of beds, in lawn plantings or in pots. Glory of the Snow bulbs are endemic to the rocky, snow covered slopes of Turkey and, as the name suggests bloom as the snow begins to melt.

You could try planting Glory of the Snow with your Hellebores. They grow in similar conditions. If you do this, you will need to prune your Hellebores in autumn, otherwise the foliage will hide these delicate beauties.

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Botantical name

Chionodoxa luciliae








Cool to Temperate


Australia wide

Frost hardiness


Semi Shade to Full Shade

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