Growing Glory Of The Snow Garden Plants
Glory-of-the-snow garden plants are beautiful early spring-flowering bulbs, flowering with the Snowdrop, and later, and forming a precious addition to our garden flora, growing and increasing freely in most soils. Glory-of-the-snow is not a large flower, only growing up to 8 to 10 inches (20 to 25 centimeters) in height. Though most sport bright violet flowers, petals may also be white or pink with a center splash of white. Glory-of-the-snow garden plants stalks are thin, and their leaves are straight and grass-like. Most glory-of-the-snow flowers only grow two leaves, though stems may produce up to three flowers. The center of each flower features a cluster of flattened stamens. Flowers of the glory-of-the-snow variety are star-shaped. The low-growing flower self-seeds, and can spread quickly after being planted. Once the flowers bloom in early spring, they remain open for two weeks or more. Some popular types of glory-of-the-snow include the rosea, alba, and pink giant. Unlike other species of this flower, these favorites feature white or pink blossoms.
Glory-of-the-snow garden plants should be buried 3 inches (7 centimeters) deep during planting. Plants should be spaced 1 to 3 inches (2 to 7 centimeters) apart for optimal growth and spreading. The plants will grow in nearly any sunlight setting, thriving in both shaded areas as well as full sun. In warmer areas, the Glory-of-the-snow garden plants should be kept in partial shade to prevent them from fading. The popular small blossoms are considered very easy to care for, and require little to no maintenance in most areas.