Chionodoxa are amongst some of the earliest bulbs to flower hence why we suspect they are commonly know as 'Glory of the Snow'. Chionodoxa forbesii has been awarded a Garden Merit by the RHS as it is a great performer in the garden and very reliable. The flowers are bright blue with white centres, its dwarf growing habitat is ideal for covering those areas under trees and shrubs that are bare. They are a very useful group of bulbs that are easy to grow preferring well drained soil and the sunnier parts of the garden although they are also happy in semi shade. They will naturalise very well, plant in most soils that are free draining. In heavier soils such as clay cultivate the top layer of soil and add grit and well rotted humus and this should provide the drainage that they need.
Aspect: Semi shade to full sun.
Soil type: All free draining soils, In heavier soils such as clay cultivate the top layer of soil and add grit and well rotted humus to aid drainage