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Leucojum ‘Gravetye Giant’
(Summer Snowflake)

£18.00 £15.30

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March - April
60cm x 10cm
Easy Care
Fully Hardy

The Leucojum or Summer Snowflake is much larger than it’s relation the Snowdrop. This perennial will produce a mass of bell-shaped white flowers early in the Spring and is ideal for planting near a pond. They will also put on a spectacular flowering display when planted in large drifts. We love it’s nodding bloom heads!


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Leucojum 'Gravetye Giant' is a charming perennial known for its graceful appearance and reliable performance in the garden. With its nodding, bell-shaped white flowers, adorned with subtle green markings, this variety adds an elegant touch to any landscape. The 'Gravetye Giant' cultivar stands out for its larger flower size compared to other Leucojum species, creating a captivating display during its Springtime bloom. Ideal for planting in well-drained soil, 'Gravetye Giant' thrives in both partial shade and full sun, offering versatility in garden placement. This robust perennial is well-suited for borders, woodland gardens, or naturalised settings. Its attractive, strap-like foliage provides additional interest even when not in bloom. Low-maintenance and resistant to many common pests and diseases, 'Gravetye Giant' is a reliable choice for gardeners seeking a beautiful, enduring addition to their outdoor space. As a perennial, it returns year after year, bringing its classic beauty and easy-going nature to gardens, making it a popular choice among both novice and experienced garden enthusiasts. Enhance your garden with the innocent display of Leucojum 'Gravetye Giant,' an enduring symbol of nature and simplicity for years to come.

Planting Conditions

For successful planting conditions of Leucojum 'Gravetye Giant,' use a well-draining container or area of ground to prevent waterlogged soil. Select a container with drainage holes to avoid excess moisture. Place the perennial below the soil surface, leaving space for adequate root development. Position in a shaded or partially shaded area, mimicking its natural habitat. Water consistently to maintain soil moisture without waterlogging. This approach ensures that the Leucojum 'Gravetye Giant' receives the right conditions for optimal growth, offering an elegant display of bell-shaped blooms in your garden.

Watering & Feeding

Watering and fertilising Leucojum 'Gravetye Giant' in a container requires careful attention. Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged, by watering when the top inch feels dry. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser every 4-6 weeks during the growing season, from Spring to early Summer. Ensure thorough watering after fertilisation. Avoid over-fertilising, as it can lead to excessive foliage at the expense of blooms. This approach maintains the right balance for healthy growth and abundant, dainty flowers, enhancing the health and vigour of your Leucojum 'Gravetye Giant.'

General Care

Maintaining Leucojum 'Gravetye Giant' is straightforward. After the blooms fade, remove spent flowers to encourage a tidy appearance. If foliage turns yellow or brown, trim it back to ground level. This perennial is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, monitor for any signs of aphids or fungal issues and address promptly. Leucojum 'Gravetye Giant' is known for its low-maintenance nature, making it an ideal choice for hassle-free gardening. A well-kept, disease-resistant addition, this perennial reliably returns each year, adding elegance to your garden with its graceful, nodding blooms.