Scientific Name: Leucojum aestivum
Common Name: summer snowflake
Family Name: Amaryllidaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Spreading
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Rock garden, Spring interest, Waterside planting, Woodland margin
Exposure: Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Leathery, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Cyme, White, Green, Apr-May
Fruit: Capsule, Green, Jun-Jul
Key ID Features:
Leaves basal from bulb, linear, 60-80cm long x 2-3cm wide, usually die back by summer; 2-5(-8) drooping bell-shaped florets, each with 6 white tepals that have a green spot near the apex, initially protected by a green bract at the end of a 4-sided hollow peduncle 30-40cm long.