Scientific Name: Scilla luciliae ( syn. Chionodoxa )
Common Name: glory-of-the-snow
Family Name: Asparagaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.1 - 0.2m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Arching
Form: Mounded, Vase
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Rock garden, Small garden/space, Spring interest, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Raceme, Violet, Purple, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, May-Jun
Key ID Features:
Early spring flowering bulb; leaves basal, linear, folded lengthwise, dieback by June; raceme of blue to purple florets about 2cm wide with white centres.