Glory Of The Sun (Leucocoryne)

Gardeners who enjoy the delicacy and rarity of beautiful alpine plants will love Glory of The Sun (Leucocoryne). This treasure from the stony hillsides of the Chile Andes blooms in umbels of six-petaled blue flowers with red-violet centers. Low growing foliage appears in spring and gives way to flowers on tall delicate stems that open to the sun’s rays in mid to late summer. Fragrant blooms attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Perfect for hot and sunny rock gardens and containers gardens.
Zones1 - 10
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Easy To Grow
Good For Cut Flowers
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Water Tolerance
Mature Spread 20-22" tall
Bulb Spacing12 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid summer
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Item Package SizeBag of 10

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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(18-20” tall x 5-6” wide) Perfect for the dry alpine garden, Glory Of The Sun (Leucocoryne) is a lovely wildflower of the Chilean Andes. Blue flowers with a painterly red-violet centers bloom on umbels over tall, thin stems. Flowers are held 20 inches above the basal, linear foliage which appears in early spring and gives off a light fragrance of garlic. The foliage withers as the flowers bloom in mid-summer. After flowering, the entire plant goes dormant and makes way for other plants in the sunny rock garden. Plant bulbs 3-4 inches deep in gritty, moderately fertile soil at the rate of 12 per square foot. Keep soils well-drained, and do not allow Glory of The Sun to stay wet during its dormant period. Hardy in zones 8-10, Glory Of The Sun can be grown as an annual in zones 1-7, lifted and stored for the winter, or planted in containers to bring indoors.
More Information
Common Name
Glory Of The Sun
Botanical Name
Leucocoryne andes
Item Package Size
Bag of 10
Flower Color
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Mid summer
Mature Height
20-22" tall
Bulb Spacing
12 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Planting Depth
Plant 3" deep
Soil Type
Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Containers
Additional Information
Hardy in zones 8-10 but grown as an annul in zones 1-7
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
Planting Guides

Summer Blooming Bulbs, including popular varieties such as gladiolus and dahlias, are planted in the spring and bloom in the summer. Most of these bulbs are tropical and require warm weather to be planted. There must not be any danger of frost and your ground temperature must have reached 55 degrees Fahrenheit before planting. Many of our summer blooming bulbs can be planted as perennials in zones 9-10 (zone 8 if mulched), but should be treated as annuals in cooler climates. You can lift them and store them in the fall, or bring patio pots inside before frost. See page 15 of our Planting Guide for a bulb depth planting illustration.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

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