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Leucojum spp.

Also known as

Snowflake Plant

Leucojum aestivum 2010 by Schnobby (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Shade
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Snowflake Overview

Leucojum is a small genus containing 2 species of bulbous perennial flowering plants in the Amaryllidaceae family, native to Eurasia but widely naturalised to other locations. Commonly known as Snowflakes, they produce clumps of strap-shaped leaves and are cultivated for their snowdrop-like, white, bell-shaped flowers, these are marked with green. They are popular plants for their ability to thrive in damp and clay-rich soils.

Common problems with Snowflake

How to propagate Snowflake


You can propagate from offsets in spring or early autumn or from seed which are sown in the autumn.

Other uses of Snowflake

Grown for their pendant, bell-shaped, white or pink flowers in autumn or spring.

Spring Bulbs for Autumn Planting

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