Leucojum aestivum Gravetye Giant AGM flowers are pure white and tipped green with up to 5 flowers per stem. This variety is a robust form which is very well suited for the shady areas of the garden where the soil is moist but not boggy.
This variety has an AGM (award of garden merit) given to it by the RHS for its great garden performance.
Leucojum can be left to naturalise for many years and like narcissi will quickly bulk up. The flowers appear in April/May at a height of about 50-60cm and look like the common snowdrop but slightly larger and on taller stems. Like most bulbs they need to have access to well rotted compost or organic matter (phosphate and potash) during the growing season. If not already in the soil add bone meal or similar to ensure they stay health for many years.
Plant 8-10cm deep in a well drained rich soil and they prefer full sun but will tolerate semi-shade. Plant in drifts or clumps for the best effect and leave undisturbed for a number of years.
Flowering Height: 18-24″ (45-60cm)
Flowering Time: April