Glory of the Snow Blue Giant




Glory of the Snow Blue Giant (Chionodoxa forbesii) has compact spikes of white eyed, bright blue flowers in early spring. Deer resistant and perennial.

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Zones 3 - 8
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Bulb Spacing16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Early spring
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Size Bag of 30


Glory 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 Size 5+ cm
Bulb Spacing 16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 2-4" deep
Bloom Time Early spring
Plant Type - Bulb Perennial
Planting Time Fall
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Deer Resistant
Ideal Region Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Plant & Bulb Shipping Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code. Shipping begins Sept. 18. Amaryllis Bulbs will begin shipping mid-October 2018 and will continue until we sell out or through December 31, 2018.

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Little later than I expected


from Chicago, IL

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy


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    • Garden

    I was a little worried that none of the bulbs were going to sprout, as people in my neighborhood had crocus in full bloom by mid to late March. Happily, the sprouts eventually emerged and I received my first full bloom today.

    Surprisingly, the flowers look more purple than blue, and without the white in the center.

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    My favorite Spring flower!!!


    from Smithtown, Long Island, NY

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    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Awesome in masses
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Highly visible from a distance
    • Invites honeybees!
    • Lightweight
    • Multiply amazingly
    • These bulbs make great gifts
    • Unique blue color
    • Versatile


      Best Uses

      • Along paths
      • Around mailbox
      • Garden
      • Lawn
      • Outdoors
      • Throughout my woods

      I add more and more of these bulbs every year. They are extraordinary in the spring landscape and bring it to life in a whole new way! This fabulous blue color is so unusual in nature, it really stands out from a far distance. All visitors ask about it and I recommend this hardy bulb to everyone. I've given it as gifts to many people over the years.

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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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