Glory of the snow (Scilla luciliae formerly Chionodoxa luciliae) - this charming harbinger of spring brings the blue of the sky down into the April garden. Periwinkle-blue flowers face upward on 6-8” stems, surrounded by glossy, green sword-shaped leaves which grow to X” long. After the flowers fade this ephemeral beauty will slip into summer dormancy. Be sure to leave foliage intact until yellow and allow seedpods to ripen so they will seed in and create swaths of blue in your gardens. This little ephemeral hails from the mountains of western Turkey. Plant these small bulbs 4” deep in good garden soil – best planted in masses of 12 or more and repeated throughout lawns garden borders or naturalized in fields and meadows.
Desc: Starry blue flowers, 6-8” tall
Located in: Promenade, Perennial and French Gardens