Growing Chionodoxa

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When planted beneath deciduous trees, these early blooming flowers can complete their cycle before trees have a chance to leaf out. This page is about growing chionodoxa.
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Botanical Name: Chionodoxa forbesii
Life Cycle: perennial bulb
Planting Time: fall
Height: 4" to 7"
Exposure: full sun
Soil: well-drained
Hardiness: zones 4 to 8
Bloom Time: early spring
Flower: variety of colors including blue, white, pink, violet and purple
Foliage: green, long narrow leaves with lengthwise pleats
Propagation: rhizomes, corms, bulbs or seeds
Suggested Use: beds, borders, containers and cut flowers
Growing Hints: Plant in fall from rhizomes, corms, or bulbs (including offsets) or if you have the patience, start the plants from seeds sown directly into the garden in the fall. Glory of the Snow appreciates moist soil so keep plants watered consistently through the growing season. To save seeds in fall, allow pods to dry on plant and then break open to collect seeds.
Interesting Facts: Plant Glory of the Snow beneath deciduous trees. They prefer full sun, but will complete their cycle in the spring before trees have a chance to leaf out.
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