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Saturday, November 29, 2003

Leucojum aestivum (Summer Snowflake).

the wisley blues (ipheion uniflorum) sprouting under the backyard oak have been joined by sprouting summer snowflakes (leucojum aestivum). thus far, four of the five originally planted are visible.

the snowflakes did bloom this past march and april, but i wasn't especially impressed with the show. hopefully they'll be more productive this coming spring.

l. aestivum was one of the many bulbs i bought last year for "experimenting". i chose it, and the other bulbs i ultimately purchased, because it is reportedly well suited for our challenging growing conditions.

horticulturist greg grant gives snowflakes a ringing endorsement.

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I have had my leucojum bulbs in the ground for the third year now. Last year I only had a few blossoms on one planting and none on the other. Both are planted in partial shade. This year I had 4- 6 blosoms on the plants that blossomed last year. What am I now doing correctly?


Posted by: David Dunne | Apr 15, 2004 6:58:02 PM

I found this plant in a woodland area behind my house and it was blooming in January!! I then took a bulb that was not blooming, along w/ some of the moist red clay soil that I found it in . I then put it in my bedroom in which the sun shines into in the morning. Ive had it for a few days now and its doing great! I guess that you can classify the lighting in my room as partial sunlight. It is very beautiful.

Posted by: Lydia | Jan 19, 2005 11:13:00 AM