What have I got here?

nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,231

One of the collection of bulbs I bought last year but I don't know what it is.




  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,475

    Looks like a Chionodoxa, nutcutlet.  They're usually blue but do come in other colours (well, white and pink, anyway!)

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,168

    Nutcutlet, I have loads of those this year - I planted them a long time ago and they have finally come up, mysteriously, some in the gravel of the drive and I would never have bothered to plant them there. Mine are a very pretty blue. Thanks to Bob for naming them.image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,623

    Chionodoxa - Ma always called them Glory of the Snow image  One appeared on our Shady Bank this week - I didn't plant it and there weren't any there last year - well, not that could be seen as it was smothered in ivy then - obviously removing the ivy, and turning the bank back into a flower border has woken it up image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,727

    They are so pretty. I've only seen the blue ones in gardens but I do love the white ones Nut!image

    I know them as 'Glory of the Snow' too Dove.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,623

    Here in Norwich there are big patches of mixed blue, pink and white ones on the verges of some of the roads into the city - Norwich was once known as 'the city in a garden' and the tradition of planting up verges has continued image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,231

    Thanks all

    I'll make a note of it or I'll be wondering again next year.

    I've got another mystery that's nearly out. I'll post when it's ready

  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,826

    Chionodoxa sardonica, sold as Pink Giant, but no-one can see any difference between the species and the named one.

    There is also C. forbesii Blue Giant

    There is also C.luciliae which comes in blue, white and supposedly pink (never seen that one)

    There is C sardensis and C nana which I have never seen either.

    There is also a form of C. luciliae which flowers much earlier called C.l. Valentine Day.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,231

    Once I knew what I was looking for I had a look through my bulbs list. It is, or was sold as, Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant'. 

  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,826

    Forgot about Chionodoxa x allenii which I think I have got.

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