Chionodoxa forbesii Blue Giant
Glory of the Snow Blue Giant
DetailsGlory of the Snow Blue Giant (Chionodoxa forbesii) is improved selection of Chionodoxa. Blue Giant is a deer proof bulb with compact spikes of white eyed, bright blue flowers in early spring. Chionodoxa is most attractive when planted in larger drifts of many bulbs. A good choice for naturalizing.
|Common Name||Glory of the Snow Blue Giant|
|Botanical Name||Chionodoxa forbesii 'Blue Giant'|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Ships As||Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Flower Color||Blue, White|
|Mature Height||6-8" tall|
|Bulb Spacing||16 bulbs per sq. ft.|
|Planting Depth||Plant 2-4" deep|
|Bloom Time||Early spring|
|Plant Type - Bulb||Perennial|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|Ideal Region||Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Plant & Bulb Shipping Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Shipping begins Sept. 18. Amaryllis Bulbs will begin shipping mid-October 2017 and will continue until we sell out or through December 31, 2017.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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