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‘Graveteye Giant’ is bigger and better than the standard Leucojum. These bulbs are otherwise known as Snowflake Daffodils. The pendant, white flowers stretching up to 2.5cm across.

These long flowering bulbs, can bring you weeks of joyous blooms starting nice and early in the season.

Plant Leucojum l bulbs three times as deep as the bulb is high, with the pointy end up. This depth will help protect them from heat and soil erosion, as well as providing strength for the stem.

Space your Leucojum 5-10cm or apart. Planting them closer will give a more dramatic display. We like to plant ours three to a hole as this creates instant effects. When you use this method in garden beds, with smaller clumps more often, you get the joy of repetition. Another benefit is that when the foliage dies back it is more inconspicuous.

Once the flowering has finished you can remove the flower stem, or simply snap the finished flower off. This has two advantages; the first is this stops the plant focusing on seed production, so you can increase your bulbs, second it looks better!

Allow the foliage to remain until it has yellowed as this is when the bulbs are gathering energy and nutrients for next year’s blooms. Keep the plants relatively moist during this time, and add a little general purpose fertiliser. Daffodils appreciate Potash and slow release fertiliser brands which are low in nitrogen (so you get more flowers and less foliage). Don’t be too heavy handed, you won’t need much as they are not heavy feeders.

IN POTS:
This is our recommendation for the best display, keeping in mind bulbs look best when planted nice and close together. Their foliage is quite narrow.

14cm/6” = 10 bulbs
20cm/8” = 20 bulbs
25cm/10” = 30 bulbs

See here for more hints and tips:
Top Ten Tips on How to Plant your Spring Bulbs in Pots


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Size: na

Code

DAJSF

Botantical name

Leucojum aestivum

Height

30-60cm

Width

10-15cm

Flowers

Very early to early spring.

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Fully Hardy

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Bulbs

Size

na

Water needs

1