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Care of the plant Leucojum aestivum or Summer snowflake.

Care of the plant Leucojum aestivum or Summer snowflake

The genus Leucojum, family Liliaceae, comprises 9 species of bulbous plants native to Europe. Some species are: Leucojum aestivum, Leucojum vernum, Leucojum autumnale, Leucojum roseum.

Common names: Summer snowflake, Loddon lily. This species is native to Europe.

They are bulbous plants that reach 50 cm in height. They have thin, glossy green leaves with rounded tips. The pretty white flowers are shaped like a hanging bell. They bloom in late spring or early summer.

They are used in rockery, in groups and next to ponds and swimming pools.

Leucojum aestivum needs a light shade or sun exposure in the early or late hours of the day. If the weather is cold, place them in direct sun. They do not resist intense heat.

The soil can be a mixture of garden substrate with leaf mulch, peat, and coarse sand.

Water regularly but with little amount of water during the growing season. Stop watering when flowering ends so that the bulbs rest.

They are plants quite resistant to diseases and pests; they can sometimes be attacked by snails and slugs.

They propagate from seeds or by division of the bulb; plant the bulbs 6 cm deep in late winter or early spring.

Images of the plant Leucojum aestivum or Summer snowflake

Leucojum aestivum
Leucojum aestivum
Leucojum aestivum
Leucojum aestivum
 

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