Position – Full sun
Soil – Moist yet ell-drained
Flowering Period –Spring
Hardiness – Hardy
Leucojum are bulbous perennials with bell-shaped white flowers and strap-shaped foliage. They look much like a snowdrop in appearance but are twice as tall and flower later than snowdrops. They are well-suited to planting in beds, borders and containers and are a good early source of nectar for the bees. You should expect to see your Leucojum grown to an approximate height of up to 90cm (36in), depending on the variety, and an approximate spread of 10cm (4in).
Leucojum are best planted in a moderately fertile and moist but well-drained soil of chalk, clay, sand or loam within an acidic, alkaline or neutral PH balance. If your soil is not rich in organic matter, work some compost into the soil before planting. They are best positioned in an area of full sun but can cope with partial shade.
Leucojum are a low-maintenance and easy to grow plant so do not require much care. Water regularly during spring. Allow the foliage to die back after flowering, once the plant has fully died down any dead leaves can then be removed.
It is possible to propagate Leucojum by offsets after the foliage has died down, or by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in autumn.
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