Optimum Planting Time: September – November
Flowers: March - April
Height: 15-20cm (6-8in)
Where to plant
Also known as Glory of the Snow, Chionodoxa is one of the first bulbs to flower in
spring and is best planted in full sun or partial shade in almost any soil. A great choice for
naturalising under trees and shrubs or in grass.
How to plant in the ground
1. Plant in a site where the soil drains well and mix in compost with added grit to avoid
2. Dig holes that are approximately 5cm deep and 5cm apart and plant with the slightly pointed
tops facing upwards.
3. After planting, water to settle the soil around the newly planting bulbs.
How to plant in containers
1. We recommend planting Chionodoxa in a large container with good drainage holes to
prevent waterlogged soil.
2. Use a high-quality potting compost which contains added grit to aid with drainage and air
circulation in soil.
3. Like planting in the ground, make sure your bulbs are pointed end up and 5cm deep and
approximately 5cm apart.
4. Water lightly and place in a spot where they will receive a full to half day’s sun.
1. Water as needed during growth periods and fertilise with a high potassium feed, such as
2. After the flowering period has ended, leave the foliage in place so the leaves can
photosynthesise and gather energy for next year.
3. Don’t mow or cut back plants that are growing in grass until the foliage has died back.
4. Once the leaves yellow, they can be left to rot down to enrich the soil and your bulbs can lay
dormant until the next growing cycle.
5. Try to leave the planting location undisturbed to allow for maximum growth next year.
Pests and Diseases
Chionodoxa are generally pest and disease free. Slugs can nibble on the leaves and foliage so
organic slug pellets or copper tape can solve this.