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Summer Snowflake bulbs

Postby Primrose » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:54 am

I've been given a delightful pot of Summer Snowflake bulbs in bloom which look like giant snowdrops but which flower in later spring than normal snowdrops.

Has anybody grown them? I'm trying to discover if they will naturalise in the same way as ordinary snowdrops if I plant them out and leave them to their own devices.
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Re: Summer Snowflake bulbs

Postby Geoff » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:08 pm

I agree, a lovely plant. Yes they naturalise and multiply, then most bulbs do here (why the Lake District is famous for Daffodils).

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Re: Summer Snowflake bulbs

Postby Primrose » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:20 pm

Lovely photos Geoff. Many thanks. There were just six bulbs in the pot so I will have to be patient and see how long they take to develop into clumps like yours. (If I live long enough !!). Do you divide yours at all? (Or were these photos not from your garden?)
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Re: Summer Snowflake bulbs

Postby Geoff » Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:05 pm

We don't divide them unless somebody asks for some, they create big bulbs larger than Daffodils. They are all in the garden, there is a bigger clump in another part of the garden where we thought we moved them from!
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Re: Summer Snowflake bulbs

Postby Diane » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:04 pm

Yes, they grow very well in our garden too. Come up year after year.
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