How to grow Chionodoxa
Chionodoxa, also known as Glory of the Snow, are one of the earliest Spring bulbs to bloom. These fantastic little gems are very versatile and all-round top performers. Chionodoxa naturalises well once established – maybe even self-seeding - and if the bulbs are left undisturbed in the ground they will increase in number year after year providing a very pretty carpet of colour. Chionodoxa is also a great choice for rockeries, lawns and under trees, or simply mixed with other springtime flowers in beds and borders.
Planting Chionodoxa bulbs:
Follow our simple step-by-step guide to planting Chionodoxa bulbs:
- Chionodoxa bulbs are planted In Autumn, before the ground freezes. Pick a sunny spot with good drainage
- Dig a hole around 8-10cm deep (follow the general rule of thumb when planting bulbs and give the bulbs at least 2 times their height of soil above them), drop the bulb in, and cover with soil. Make sure you place the bulb the right way up - Chionodoxa bulbs look like a little onion with a slightly pointy head and sometimes have wiry roots growing out of the underside - plant with the pointy head / spike pointing up.
- Leave approximately 8cm between each bulb. If you are planting in containers, you can space them a little closer together.
- After planting, water well so that the soil above the bulbs settles.
- Chionodoxa bulbs will flower in Spring. After the flowers die down, allow the plant to enjoy a rest period - there is no need to water much during this period. Leaves will also die back and at this point you can choose to tidy up the plant and remove the old leaves or just let nature take its course.