These delightful, dainty gems are bulbous perennials with linear leaves and nodding, bell-shaped, pure white or occasionally pink, fragrant flowers, which open with or before the leaves in late summer. Clumps multiply reliably.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:Autumn Snowflake, Leucojum autumnalis
Classification:Half hardy bulb