Chionadoxa Bulb PLAN FOR SUCCESS
Sun or Shade: For best results, plant chionodoxa bulbs in full sun or in an area that will be sunny during early spring.
Hardiness Zone: The bulbs are winter hardy in growing zones 4-9. If you don’t know your growing zone, you can find it here.
Soil Conditions: Plant chionodoxa in well-drained soil that is moist in spring, but never soggy.
Chionadoxa Bulb WHERE TO PLANT
Around the House: Plant chionodoxa where it will be easy to enjoy their cheery flowers. Plant the bulbs beside a pathway through your garden or along the way to your the front door. If you have a rock garden, chionodoxa will provide a splash of early spring color among sedums and succulents.
Shade and Woodland Gardens: Chionodoxa are perfect for woodland gardens, where their natural beauty mixes easily with other spring-flowering bulbs and perennials. In shade gardens, they are good companions for smaller-scale perennials such as primroses, pulmonaria, corydalis and tiarella.
Beneath Trees and Shrubs: Chionodoxa flower long before most other plants begin to unfurl their leaves. This makes them a good choice for planting beneath shade trees or at the base of shrubs.
Lawns: Chionodoxa bulbs can be planted in a sunny or partly sunny lawn. Their perky flowers bloom before the grass begins to green up, and the foliage usually dies back by the time the lawn needs mowing.
HOW TO PLANT CHIONODOXA
When to Plant: Plant chionodoxa bulbs in mid to late fall, any time after the first frost and before the ground freezes. For best results, plan the bulbs within a month after you receive them.
Depth and Spacing: Plant the bulbs 3” deep and 3” apart with the pointed end up.
Planting Tips: Chionodoxa bulbs are inexpensive and quick to plant, so it’s easy to create a big splash of color.
The flowers are good companions for other early spring bulbs including snowdrops, scilla, crocus and early daffodils.
Chionodoxa look best when the bulbs are planted in clusters as they would grow naturally. To plant several bulbs at once, dig out a 6” x 6” area, plant 5 to 7 bulbs and then replace the soil.