Thursday, 6 September 2007

Another Tiny Treasure



This is another tiny early flowering spring bulb called Chionodoxa sardensis, it is only about 10 cms tall and the vivid blue flower is 1.5 - 2 cms wide. I have a small patch of them that is slowly spreading and the colour is as bright as the photo. They are related to Scilla (Bluebells) and their common name is Glory-of-the -snow. Can you just imagine how gorgeous they would look popping up in a snow covered woodland?

3 comments:

Liz Needle said...

What a delightful little flower. Can I ask where you got it. I have a garden full of bulbs and would love to add that to my collection.

cat in tassie said...

I've just been enjoying reading your blog, and will make sure to come back and read of your further adventures.

Paddys Daughter said...

These little blue gems came from Stephen Ryan Dicksonia Rare Plants Nursery at Mount Macedon in Victoria - not sure if he does mail order though.