The flowers of the Summer snowflake are slightly chocolate-scented, to attract early pollinators.
Another name for this Spring bulb is the Loddon lily and it is the county flower of Berkshire.
The Summer snowflake is a perennial bulb which produces lovely white bell-shaped flowers. Plant in full sun or semi-shade and it will look great as part of a cottage garden border or in a container. The white flowers will also work well with other Spring bulbs, such as Wild daffodils or Wild tulips. Ideal to plant in groups which with time will give natural-looking drifts of wildflowers.
The snowflake will grow in a damp site so alternatively plant on a stream bank or pond edge and as it produces small offsets when dormant over the summer, it will gradually spread.
Sun or part shade
Height : 60cm
Flowering period : March – May
A good source of early nectar: