Turkish glory-of-the-snow

Chionodoxa sardensis (Turkish glory-of-the-snow) has small, deep blue star shaped flowers, 5-10 per bulb. They self seed in garden, producing a flowing plant in about three years.

Turkish glory-of-the-snow also naturalizes as bulblets. The blooms last for several weeks, making this bulb a smart choice in the garden. You can buy a few to plant in the fall and they will slowly increase in number.

You get to enjoy early spring color and unlike larger bulbs, including our lovely, Chionodoxa forbesii ‘Blue Giant’, there is no need to strategically hide the foliage when the flowers have faded. The short, thin leaves die-back unnoticed, leaving the garden gracefully and returning spectacularly next year.

Botanical Name Chionodoxa sardensis
Common Name Turkish glory of the snow
Family Asparagaceae
USDA Zone 3 thru 8
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Sun
Season(s) of interest Spring
Height and Spread
5-6in x 3-4in (12-15cm x 7-10cm)
Flower Color Blue
Attracts Wildlife Pollinators
Additional Information Native range: W Turkey
Location in Lurie Garden Northeast Light Plate, Southwest Light Plate, Southeast Light Plate, Wast Meadow, East Meadow