Botanical Name: Chionodoxa forbesii
Height: 4 inches.
Spacing: 3 inches apart.
Depth: 3 inches deep; pointed end up.
Spread: 3 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Color: Sky blue flowers.
Foliage: Dies back after flowering.
Blooms: Very early Spring for 1 - 3 weeks.
Flower Form: The petals are united at the base of each bloom and the flattened filaments form a cup in the center of each flower.
Soil Requirements: Well drained, loose soil.
Growth Rate: Should grow to full height and bloom first season.
Pruning: Let foliage die down naturally. The leaves provide nourishment for bulbs to produce future growth and blooming.
Comments: Water well after planting. May benefit from filtered light in warm areas. Not suitable for zones 8-10. Leave foliage intact until it dies back completely. Feed with a 5-10-5 fertilizer in the Fall and as growth appears in the Spring. Mix peat moss, compost, or aged manure into the soil. One of the earliest blooming bulbs. Multiplies rapidly.
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