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Chionodoxa forbesii

Chionodoxa forbesii (Forbes' Glory of the snow)

is a perennial herbaceous bulb with blue and white flowers in early Spring, late Spring and mid Spring. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are rotate shaped.
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It looks best in Spring.


Chionodoxa forbesii grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5 (extremely acidic ranges from 0 to 5.1) to 8.5 (alkaline ranges from 8.1 to 8.5). It is adapted to chalk, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, peat, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils, and prefers high fertility.


This is a erect bulb and has a clump forming growth form, and has an ultimate height of 0.2m / 7.9in and spread of 0.2m / 7.9in. It can take 2-3 years to reach its ultimate height.


The leaves are green in Spring.


Container plant, cottage informal garden, flower border and bed, under shrubs and woodland margin.



5 to 8.5 2-3 years 0.2m / 7.9in 0.2m / 7.9in
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Chionodoxa
Specific epithet ? forbesii
Common names
Forbes' Glory of the snow (Ireland)
IPNI details on Chionodoxa forbesii
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