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Leucojum Gravetye Giant

summer snowflake 'Gravetye Giant'

Hardy bulb Hardy bulb
Suitable for Container Suitable for Container
AGM AGM

Bulbs
from £0.53

£14.00
15 bulbs
BU16LGG15-IN21
Delivered by 17th September 2021
£18.00
30 bulbs
BU16LGG30-IN21
Delivered by 17th September 2021
£24.00
45 Bulbs
BU16LGG45-IN21
Delivered by 17th September 2021

Description


A tall and elegant cousin to the much-loved snowdrop - Leucojum aestivium Gravetye Giant are a welcome sight in the early spring garden. Often known as the summer snowflake, the green-tipped bells of Leucojum's bloom just slightly later than snowdrops, their flowering period usually overlapping harmoniously. The cultivar name of this Leucojum honours Gravetye Manor, once the Sussex home of horticulturist and garden writer William Robinson which is one of the most important historic gardens in England.Adored by bees for their pollen and nectar-rich centres, snowflakes also make excellent cut flowers - the 40cm long stems of nodding bells lasting up to 5 days in the vase.Plant bulbs in autumn, 10cm deep on moist well-drained soil, though the bulbs have been known to survive the wettest of soils and winters and will naturalise well.Leucojum aestivium Gravetye Giant look lovely planted alongside other spring flowering bulbs such as narcissi and early tulips.
Part Sun/Part Shade
White
Bulbs
Hardy bulb
Leucojum
Cottage Garden Container Gardening Contemporary Gardening Small Gardens Spring Garden
Yes
Spring
60cm (24in)
Suitable for Container Ideal for Beginners Moist Soil Great Ground Cover AGM Good for rockeries
10cm (4in)
Free delivery on orders over
£75

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All plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

FH - Fully hardy - will withstand temperatures down to -15 C (5F) and often lower.
H - Hardy - are happy down to at least -5C (23F).
HH - Half hardy - can withstand down to around 0C (32F).
T - Tender - may be damaged by temperatures below 5C (41F)
WT Warm temperate can withstand temperatures between 5-10 C (41-50 F)
ST Sub Tropical are happy in temperatures between 10-15 C (50 59 F)
TR Tropical can withstand temperatures above 15 C (59 F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.

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