The Greeks called this bulb "glory-of-the-snow" because its stoic blooms sometimes push up right through the snow. The small, star-shaped blue blooms sparkle in rock gardens and borders and hold their brilliance for 2 to 4 weeks.
Because they bloom early in spring, these bulbs can be planted under shrubs and trees and still reap the full sun exposure they need to be in top form. Left on their own, chionodoxa self-seeds and forms a dense carpet of blue or lavender bloom.
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