summer snowflake ‘Gravetye Giant’ 

Leucojum aestivum ‘Gravetye Giant’ (summer snowflake) is a whimsical white flowering bulb that arrives in the spring. Summer snowflake is a wonderful plant to include in your garden while the rest of your summer perennials are still growing.

Commonly called a summer snowflake, this bulb blooms several weeks after the spring snowflake (Leucojum vernum) and usually goes dormant by summer. It has beautiful dark grassy green leaves which form an upright vase-shaped foliage around the flower stem. The flowers are white, nodding, bell-shaped, and its petals are tipped with a green speck.

Botanical Name Leucojum aestivum ‘Gravetye Giant’
Common Name summer snowflake ‘Gravetye Giant’
Family Amaryllidaceae
USDA Zone 4 thru 8
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest spring
Height and Spread 1.5-2.5ft x 1-1.5ft (45-75cm x 30-45cm)
Flower Color White
Attracts Wildlife Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. L. aestivum native to Western Asia and Europe.
Location in Lurie Garden Northeast Light Plate, Southwest Light Plate, East Meadow, North Dark Plate


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