Scilla forbesii

Forbes Glory-of-the-Snow

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Chionodoxa forbesii is an upright-growing bulb from southwest Turkey flowering in late winter and early spring with blue and white flowers. It reaches a maximum height of one foot under full sun to partial shade and moderate moisture conditions. It has narrow glossy green strap-like leaves. The plant is ideal grown in masses or in a border. It is resistant to deer. This species is often confused in the trade with Chionodoxa lucliae, which is much smaller with fewer flowers per stem.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
January - February, March - April
Bloom Color
White, Blue
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Groundcover
Wildlife Interest
Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
4 - 8