Leucojum aestivum/Summer Snowflake

Leucojum aestivum / Leucojum aestivum
A naturalized ground cover in early spring flower
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A naturalized ground cover in early spring flower

An isolated clump of this heirloom bulb in early spring flower

An old naturalized planting

Close-up image of a clump of snowflakes in bloom

Close-up of flowers

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Scientific Name: Leucojum aestivum
Common Name: Summer Snowflake
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: Snowflakes are used in naturalistic settings, detail garden design, in slope stabilization and as cut flowers. Bulbs should be dug and divided every 2 to 3 years, after the foliage dies down in summer.