Gravetye Giant Summer Snowflake LeucojumLeucojum aestivum var. Gravetye Giant Tall Summer Snowflake has 5–9 faintly violet-scented flowers per stem, evoking giant lilies-of-the-valley. Also called Lodden Lily. Pure white bells with scalloped edges and green spots resemble Snowdrops, but the flowers are twice as big and bloom a month later, and the plant is three times as tall.
Blooms for several weeks, and will spread in a damp—but not wet—location. Prefers heavy soil and bright light, but not direct sun. Plant bulbs promptly lest they dry out. Species is native from Ireland to the Caucasus; Gravetye Manor was the home and laboratory of William Robinson, 19th-century botanist and author of The Wild Garden.
18–36" tall. Late Spring blooms, Z4-9. 12-13cm bulbs.
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