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Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'

Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'
summer snowflake
Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'
Second year after planting – more foliage, about the same number of flowers

Common name summer snowflake
Family amaryllidaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-9)
Flowers white (spring)
Size 16-20"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

Bulb with 12-inch dark green leaves that grow to form a grassy clump, with nodding white bellflowers on taller scapes. While in colder climates flowering starts in late spring, ours started blooming in the second half of February. The tips of the petals are spotted with green. The popular 'Gravetye Giant' variety has larger flowers than the species.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: houston front yard, back fence border, waterfall pondside, right fence border

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