Wayside Signature Series
Glory-of-the-Snow - Pack of 20

Glory-of-the-Snow - Pack of 20

Chionodoxa forbesii

Buy 3+ at $5.95 ea
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Wayside Gardens Signature Product
Begin the garden in glorious style each year with Glory-of-the-Snow, a friendly little bulb with sprays of nearly a dozen star-shaped blooms of blue and white. Pushing up through the final frost, this low grower makes a great foreground planting to daffodils, and gets the flower garden off to a splendid start!

Reaching just 4 to 6 inches high, the flowering stems set sprays of 5 to 10 blooms, each upturned and star-shaped. Very long-lasting, they make a lovely carpet of blue and white, the fresh green foliage held well below the flowers.

Glory-of-the-Snow is an ideal foreground planting to "leggy" spring bulbs such as daffodils, and a nice contrast with other flowering groundhuggers such as crocus. It is easy to grow -- just plant it and forget it, choosing a site in either sun or partial shade. Soil drainage must be good, but otherwise Glory-of-the-Snow has no requirements for success! This is a bulb to dot throughout the garden in any bare spot -- along pathways, in the front of the foundation, in clusters beside garden furniture and other high-visibility areas.

Expect these small plants to spread up to 6 inches wide and to naturalize freely over time. Enjoy! Zones 4 to 9. Pack of 20 bulbs.

Planting Spring-Blooming Bulbs

With Wayside’s bulbs, growing gorgeous flowers is as easy as Dig, Drop, Done.


The first thing you want to do is pick your spot and dig the hole for your bulbs. Avoid places with standing water, as this could cause bulb rot. A good rule of thumb when planting is to dig down 3 times the height of the bulb, but you should follow the specific instructions for your bulb. Make sure to space out your bulbs to give your plants the right amount of room to grow later.


Now put your bulbs in the ground, pointy side up. For fall planting, be sure to get the bulbs in before the first frost. For spring planting, the time varies by plant. Afterwards, cover the bulbs with soil and then water them in. This helps wake the bulbs up from dormancy and get them growing again.

Now you’re Done!

Just sit back and wait, and in the spring your bulbs will sprout up and reward you with their beautiful blooms throughout the season. Growing flowers from Wayside bulbs really is that easy!

Videos courtesy of the Dig Drop Done Foundation.