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Organic Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant' - Pink Glory of the Snow | 10 pcs.

Organic Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant' - Pink Glory of the Snow | 10 pcs.

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Organic pink Glory of the Snow

The Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink' (syn. Scilla forbesii ) is a special appearance in early spring just after the cold winter! It is also called 'pink glory of the snow' and is very popular, partly because it blooms so early. This way, bees have nectar early in the year so that they become extra strong for the summer.

The flowerbulb of the Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink' forms 2-3 gutter-shaped leaves and grows to about 15 centimeters in height. She gets 3 to 12 small pink flowers per stem, approximately 5-7 centimeters wide. Characteristic of the 'great snow glory' is that the six perianths grow into a tubular shape at the base and in the center of the flower the anthers are close together, forming a kind of tube-like covering around the ovary, causing the anthers to touch each other.

The difference between Chionodoxa , Puschkinia and Scilla is that in the Scilla (Oriental star hyacinth) the anthers spread outwards, while in the Puschkinia (tube hyacinth) the crown consists of connected anthers that form the tube.

Oak processionary caterpillar

Tip: It is one of the types of flowerbulbs that we recommend using if you suffer from oak processionary caterpillars. It attracts natural predators of processionary caterpillars such as parasitoids. They lay eggs in the caterpillars that do not survive.

How, where and when do I plant Chionodoxa flowerbulbs?

A flowerbulb of the large pink glory of the snow needs a cold period in winter, so it is planted in the ground from September to January. It can be planted in any fertile garden soil, preferably in a nutrient-rich, water-drained, calcareous sandy soil. Plant it in the sun or partial shade.
Plant them in groups in the grass, border, under trees or shrubs, in pots or even in a rock garden. They are suitable for naturalization in the right location. They return faithfully every year.

Photo 4 shows what the flowerbulb looks like, the minimum size that the Bloemoloog® supplies is 5 centimeters in circumference. When planting, the tip goes up and the old root crown goes down. The planting depth is 2 to 3 times the height of the flower bulb itself and the planting distance is 2 to 3 times the bulb width.

Care of Glory of the Snow

Glory of the snow is a stinzenplant that naturalizes excellently in the right location. You plant them once and return to the right location every year. Provide organic food annually for best results. Furthermore, she requires little attention.

Propagation

Chionodoxa reproduces via brood balls and seed.
For propagation, the bulbs are removed from the ground in June or July, remove the small breeding bulbs and then dry the flowerbulbs. The flowerbulbs are best kept in a warm place out of the sun in the summer, for example in a shed, and from September they are planted back in the ground together with the small breeding bulbs that the flowerbulb produced the year before.

Origin of the Chionodoxa

The Chionodoxa is native to Western Turkey, but has been naturalized in Dutch gardens for centuries. She comes from the asparagus family (Asparagaceae) and Scilloideae is its subfamily snow fame is the literal translation of; Chionodoxa , which comes from the Greek words 'chiōn' meaning 'snow' and 'doxa' meaning fame.


Organic Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink' - Skal NL-BIO-01 certified: 109459

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Characteristics

Flowering time: February - March
Planting time: From September
Planting depth:
8cm deep
Planting distance: 10 cm apart
Height:
15 cm high
Flower diameter: 5-7 cm wide
Location:
Partial shade, sun
Soil/PH: Loam, sandy soil - Slightly alkaline/neutral
Winter hardiness:
Very hardy
Propagation: Good (naturalizes)
Origin: Western Turkey
Family:
Asparagaceae (asparagus family)
Subfamily: Scilloideae , Hyacinthaceae (hyacinth family)
Colour: Pink
Bee-friendly: Yes
Fragrant: No
Bulb size: 5+

 

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