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Due to Brexit, we are not able to deliver to the UK. We are working on a solution on how we can continue to bring a wide range of Lubera plants to the UK and directly to our customers' homes in the future. However, such a solution will not be available before 2022 or 2023.

Chionodoxa - Glory of the Snow

Sternhyazinthen Chionodoxa Schneestolz Frühlingszwiebeln LuberaThe star hyacinths, also known as Glory Of The Snow, (Chionodoxa forbesii) greet everyone beautifully at the beginning of spring. They bloom from February to April.

   
 
Glory of the Snow 'Alba'

Chionodoxa luciliae 'Alba'

£2.80 *

Glory of the Snow 'Blue Giant'

Chionodoxa forbesii 'Blue Giant'

£3.00 *

Glory of the Snow 'Pink Giant'

Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant'

£3.20 *

Glory of the Snow 'Violet Beauty'®

Chionodoxa luciliae 'Violet Beauty'®

£3.20 *

Glory of the Snow (blue)

Chionodoxa luciliae

£2.80 *

   
 

More useful information about Chionodoxa - Glory of the Snow

Often their thin grassy leaves break impatiently through the melting snow cover. From each of hazelnut-sized onions emerge several flower stalks. Some flower stems are only a few centimetres long, other varieties reach a size of 20 centimetres and more.
 

Properties and Varieties

These blooms are usually recognised by its classic hyacinth blue, however, there are also white, purple or pink flowering star hyacinths. For the white varieties, 'Alba' is the classic and the violets triumph with 'Violet Beauty'. Especially charming is the variety 'Pink Giant', it has pink flowers with a white centre. They are easy to care for and like to grow wild in a warm, sunny garden. Bees and bumblebees are particularly happy about the early flowers, which they like to use as a source of nectar.

Where Do Star Hyacinths Come From?

The common star hyacinths (Chionodoxa luciliae) originate from the western Anatolian mountains Bozdag near Izmir in Turkey, which is also popular as a ski resort. There they grow to 1600 to 2000 metres above sea level, and bloom immediately after the snow melts. Meanwhile, there are stunted star hyacinths in many temperate climates, and they are a common sight in gardens, parks, and sometimes along forest edges in Central Europe and North America, as well as in temperate climates in Asia. In Germany, they are now so common that they are classified as 'naturalized neophyte'. You often see them in Switzerland and Austria too. What is common to all locations of the star hyacinths in nature is that it is sunny and rather warm, in winter there can be snow. In addition, the star hyacinth like a humus-rich, rather loose soil, but no waterlogging. At the edge of a woody plantation they grow well. Blue star hyacinths look especially beautiful under a yellow-flowering forsythia. In addition, they can be displayed nicely with early-flowering daffodils, but also with snowdrops and crocuses to create colourful, imaginative flowery carpets.

Plant and Nurture

The hazelnut-sized bulbs should always be planted in groups. The distance between the individual bulbs should be between six to ten centimetres. The planting depth should be about ten centimetres. The Glory Of The Snow flowers multiplies as they self-sow. They like to grow wild and produce larger flowerbeds over time. The black seeds have a special property: There is a high-fat, nutritious appendage, a so-called elaiosome, which serves as an animal for the ants. So the seeds are transported by the ants and widely distributed. The young plants are already blooming in the second year. If the soil is poor, mature compost should be buried before planting. On heavy soils, loosening with sand is also recommended. The star hyacinths do not tolerate waterlogging.

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