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Sardinian Glory-of-the-Snow Chionodoxa
Chionodoxa sardensis Starlike flax-blue flowers with white centers. Similar to the more common C. forbesii type, but a deeper blue and a smaller white eye. Slightly shorter, but with more flowers and more color effect overall. Slightly longer and later bloom time. Does well in shade, woodland gardens and short grass as well as full sun; can eventually form vast colonies.
Native to woods and mountains of western Turkey, but not Sardinia as both the common and Latin names suggest.
3–6" tall. Early to Mid Spring blooms, Z3-8, 5cm/up bulbs.
6608 Sardinian Glory-of-the-Snow
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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