from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small bulbous plant (Chionodoxa luciliae) native to southwest Asia, Crete, and Cyprus, cultivated for its early-blooming blue flowers.
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- n. The plant Chionodoxa luciliae, one of the earliest to flower in the spring.
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As the snowdrops and winter aconite begin to depart, glory-of-the-snow, Siberian squill, dwarf iris, and puschkinia might arrive.
The slope was originally covered with grass and a few patches of snowdrops, Siberian squill and glory-of-the-snow that the previous owner had planted.
Scilla, glory-of-the-snow, dwarf iris, puschkinia and grape hyacinths are bulbs whose blooms follow close behind.
Think snowdrops, scilla, glory-of-the-snow and crocus, for example, but you have to plant them by the hundreds, if not the thousands, for them to have any sort of landscape effect.
The season starts out with winter aconites and snowdrops, followed by glory-of-the-snow, bulbous Iris reticulata, crocuses, Siberian squill,