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Ordering will resume for Fedco Bulbs when we release our 2018 catalog, in mid-June 2018.
Gravetye Giant Summer Snowflake
Gravetye Giant Summer Snowflake Leucojum Leucojum 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 the plant is three times as tall. Again this year we offer Gravetye Giant, which has 20% larger bulbs, 30% taller plants and up to 100% more flowers per stem than the “plain” species for only 10% higher cost.

Blooms for several weeks, and will spread in a damp—but not wet—location. Prefers heavy soil and bright light, but not direct sun. 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", LS, Z4-9, 12-13cm.

Item Discounted
Price
6722A: 5 for $5.00  
ordering closed, reopening in mid-June 2018
6722B: 10 for $8.00  
ordering closed, reopening in mid-June 2018
6722C: 25 for $18.50  
ordering closed, reopening in mid-June 2018
6722D: 100 for $71.00  
ordering closed, reopening in mid-June 2018

Additional Information

Miscellaneous Bulbs

is the name the Royal General Bulbgrowers Association in Holland (Koninklijke Algemeene Vereeniging voor Bloembollencultuur, or KAVB) gives to this large group of flowers. 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

At the end of each description are:

  • approximate height at flowering time,
  • relative bloom time (VE, very early spring; ES, early spring; MS, mid-spring; LS, late spring),
  • USDA hardiness zones,
  • bulb size.
indicates an exceptionally good deal.
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