One of the most attractive spring-flowering bulbous plants, unfortunately little known, but definitely worth buying.
Very suitable for half-wild corners, among other bulbs, as well as in all those spots which look a little dull in spring, for instance under deciduous shrubs. The situation must not be too dark. Plant in mid autumn to a depth of 5 cm.
Any reasonably good garden soil will do, as long as it is well drained. In summer the soil may be quite dry, as is often the case underneath trees and shrubs.
The common species is self-growing. Var-ieties can only be increased from offsets.
Chionodoxa luciliae: Height 10-15 cm; bluein early to mid spring. There are pink and white strains as well. This is the best known species.