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Chionodoxa forbesii Starlike flowers with soft medium blue petals, with white centers. Three to ten flowers per stem, tending grow along one side of the stem. Does well in shade, woodland gardens and short grass as well as full sun; can eventually form vast colonies. Can spread to create a stunning blue carpet for over two weeks in spring.
Native to woods and mountains of Crete, Cyprus and western Turkey. Formerly Chionodoxa luciliae, C. gigantea.
4–8" tall. Early Spring blooms, Z3-8, 5cm/up bulbs.
Good Deal for 2019!
The Royal General Bulbgrowers Association in Holland (Koninklijke Algemeene Vereeniging voor Bloembollencultuur, or KAVB) gives this large group of flowers the name Miscellaneous Bulbs. The expensive catalogs call them specialty or accent bulbs; some call them minor or dwarf bulbs (even though some of the fritillaries are huge!); Louise Beebe Wilder covered most of them in her 1936 classic Adventures with Hardy Bulbs. Whatever you call them, most are uncommonly sweet, delicate, colorful, and completely welcome in spring.
Descriptions and Codes
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