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Chionodoxa luciliae

Chionodoxa luciliae

Synonym(s) Scilla luciliae; Chionodoxa gigantea
Common name glory of the snow
Family hyacinthaceae
Life cycle perennial bulb (Z3-8)
Flowers blue (April)
Size 3"

glory of the snow

From a bag of K-Mart bulblets. Charming! I believe that the more compact, all-blue ones are C. luciliae, and the narrower-petaled, white-centered ones are C. gigantea. Although calling either of these petite beauties "gigantic" seems silly.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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