Chionodoxa forbesii

Common Name : glory of the snowFamily : AsparagaceaeType : Bulb/CormHabit : TuftedSpread : < 10 cmFlower colour : Blue& WhiteFlowering from : Marchto AprilFoliage : DeciduousFoliage colour : GreenHardiness : H6
Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe -20° to -15°
Sunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Spring

C. forbesii is a bulbous perennial to 15cm in height, with paired, strap-shaped leaves and small, upward-facing, intense blue, starry flowers with a clear white eye borne in clusters of 2-3 on a leafless stem.

2020 – The colour blue can be seen on a specimen on 18 February. Fairly beautiful flowering at the beginning of March. Finished mid-April.

2019- The blue colouring is visible on one specimen on the 1st of March. First flowers bloomed on March 10th. Beautiful flowering mid March to mid April.

2018- Beautiful flowering from mid March to mid April. Numerous seedlings around the mother plants.

2017 – Begins to appear in mid-March. One specimen shows blue on 8 March. First flowers mid March. One specimen with a pink bud and white flowers. Full bloom at the end of March. Begins to wilt and sow seeds mid April. All wilted by 20 April. Produces large seed capsules that open in mid-May and sow on the spot. Foliage almost completely gone by the end of May.

2016 – October. Planted 3 x 50 bulbs between the ‘Rozane’ geraniums and the ‘Sea of Marble’ hedges.

C. forbesii is a bulbous perennial to 15cm in height, with paired, strap-shaped leaves and small, upward-facing, intense blue, starry flowers with a clear white eye borne in clusters of 2-3 on a leafless stem


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2020.- In full bloom mid-March.

2019- The blue is seen on one specimen on March 1st. First flowers bloomed on March 10. Beautiful flowering from mid-March to mid-April.

2018- Beautiful flowering from mid-March to mid-April. Numerous seedlings around the mother plants.

2017- Begins to appear in mid-March. The blue can be seen on a specimen on March 8th. First flowers in mid-March. One specimen with pink buds and white flowers. Full blooms end of March. Begins to wilt and sow seeds mid-April. All wilted by April 20. Produces lots of large seed capsules that open mid-May and sow on the spot. Foliage almost completely gone by the end of May.

2016 – Planted 150 bulbs in October 2016 between the geranium ‘Rozane’ and the heuchères ‘Mer de marbre’.

See on garden plan - Coordinates: O17