Flowering and growth height
16 - 20 inch
Plant depth
4 - 4.7 inch
Planting distance
4 - 4.7 inch
Attracting bees and butterflies
No
Suitable for pots and planters
Yes
Deer and rodent resistant
Yes
Scented
No
Suitable as cut flower
Yes

This impressive Summer Snowlake – Leucojum aestivum Gravetye Giant is the improved variety of the wild snowflake, which was cultivated by the Englishman William Robinson in 1924. This snowflake is sturdier than the regular snowflake, and instead of 3 flowers, it grows 4-8 flowers. Even though its Latin name “aestivum” means “of the summer”, this snowflake blooms in spring (early May). Gravetye Giant has lovely, nodding bell-shaped flowers in white colour with green tips on its petals. Because of its length (50-60 cm tall), the snowflakes look amazing in the perimeters and borders of the garden. Snowflakes prefer wet and swampy soil, because they need consistent moisture to grow and naturalize. In Europe you can find wild Leucojum in almost every forest, however in the Netherlands it’s considered a rare flower.

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  • Flowering period
  • Planting period

Attracting bees and butterflies No
Bulb/tuber size 12/14
Bulb type Leucojum
Deer and rodent resistant Yes
Delivered as Flower bulb or tuber
Flower colour White
Flowering and growth height 16 - 20 inch
Flowering period May
Hardiness zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Hardy Yes
Naturalising Yes
Number per m2 75
Per package 10
Place / Planting position Partial shade, Sun
Plant depth 4 - 4.7 inch
Planting distance 4 - 4.7 inch
Scented No
Suitable as cut flower Yes
Suitable for pots and planters Yes
Type of bulb Aestivum

Other information

Pre-orders can be placed until the first week of August, which will be shipped in the first half of September and delivered in October.