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Chionodoxa nana 'Pink Giant', photo courtesy of Ernst Kucklich
Chionodoxa nana 'Pink Giant', photo courtesy of Ernst Kucklich

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Chionodoxa nana 'Pink Giant'

Glory-of-the-Snow

Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials, Flowers

CHIONODOXA

Charming little bulbous plants native to alpine meadows of Crete, Cyprus, and Turkey are among first to bloom in spring. Each bulb produces a stem to 6 in. high, with six-pointed, starlike blossoms in blue, white, or pink spaced along upper part. Straight, narrow leaves are a little shorter than flower stem. In fall, plant bulbs in rich, well-drained soil, setting them 2–3 in. deep and 3 in. apart. In very hot, dry climates, may need some moisture during summer dormancy. When bloom quality declines, dig and divide clumps in early fall. Plantings may also increase from self-seeding.

Chionodoxa nana 'Pink Giant'

‘Pink Giant‘ has pink flowers; to 12 in. high.

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