Chionodoxa forbesii
Chionodoxa forbesii

Chionodoxa forbesii

SKU: F110309
50 for $13.00
Quick Facts
Common Name: Glory-of-the-snow
Hardiness Zone: 4-8S/9W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: Apr
Mature Height: 6" Spacing: 3"
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Deer Resistance: Yes
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Chionodoxa forbesii's smaller, upward-facing flowers are bright purplish blue with a white center. Heirloom, 1880.

These Mediterranean natives bloom very early and produce sprays of 5-10 star-shaped flowers in glorious shades of blue, pink, and white. They can carpet the bare soil of perennial beds just starting into growth, or play off the leaf color of Bergenia, Heuchera, and Tiarella, or combine with other April-blooming bulbs, such as Crocus or Trumpet Narcissus. Superb for naturalizing in full sun to partial shade in rock gardens, woodlands, and lawns.

For more information on planting Chionodoxa, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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Over the years

My mother began the family tradition of buying from White Flower Farm. Many years ago she purchased these as part of a bulb buying spree and planted them around the base of an oak where they continue to delight me every spring. However, over the passing years I began to notice Chionodoxa popping up all over the yard - one or two in random places around the front lawn, small groups in a wooded area - most appearing where the earth had been disturbed because of construction, or the loss of a tree - various reasons. I like to think that my friendly squirrels are helping in my garden!

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Nice early color

I planted 50 of these last fall and most came up in early April. Beautiful blue color looked lovely with mini daffodils that are also early bloomers here. I am going to plant more of both this fall.

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early color

I planted pink and blue Chionodoxa a few years ago. I always cover bulb plantings with hardware cloth that I secure with 3" metal "staples." We have abundant squirrels that dig wherever the ground is disturbed. I remove the hardware cloth as soon as the snow melts. The deer eat the pink flowers, but not the blue. Why? I'm ordering more blue.
The flowers bloom very early here and provide a spot of color before the rest of my woodland garden gets going.

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Only six of the 50 I ordered came up, and I suspect squirrels or the mild winter--not WFF. Those that did survive are quite cute and pretty. I will order again and hope for more survivors next spring.

15 of 16 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Nice early season color after the snow

These are very bright and cheery in a drab after winter scene...but I should have planted many many more to get the real affect these can have. I will be buying more of these to really ring in spring next year.

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Latin Name Pronunciation: kee-on-oh-doks'-ah

Bulb size: 5-7 cm 

Plant 2-3 in. deep, 2 in. apart (15-20 per sq. ft.) in full sun to part shade in average soil. Naturalizes by reseeding, which it does readily, especially in a humus-rich soil.

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