Sun or Shade: For best results, plant chionodoxa bulbs in full sun or in an area that will be sunny during early spring.

Hardiness ZoneThe bulbs are winter hardy in growing zones 4-9. If you don’t know your growing zone, you can find it here.

Soil Conditions: Plant chionodoxa in well-drained soil that is moist in spring, but never soggy.


Around the House: Plant chionodoxa where it will be easy to enjoy their cheery flowers. Plant the bulbs beside a pathway through your garden or along the way to your the front door. If you have a rock garden, chionodoxa will provide a splash of early spring color among sedums and succulents.

Shade and Woodland Gardens: Chionodoxa are perfect for woodland gardens, where their natural beauty mixes easily with other spring-flowering bulbs and perennials. In shade gardens, they are good companions for smaller-scale perennials such as primroses, pulmonaria, corydalis and tiarella.

Beneath Trees and Shrubs: Chionodoxa flower long before most other plants begin to unfurl their leaves. This makes them a good choice for planting beneath shade trees or at the base of shrubs.

Lawns: Chionodoxa bulbs can be planted in a sunny or partly sunny lawn. Their perky flowers bloom before the grass begins to green up, and the foliage usually dies back by the time the lawn needs mowing. 



Depth and Spacing: Plant the bulbs 3” deep and 3” apart with the pointed end up.

The flowers are good companions for other early spring bulbs including snowdrops, scilla, crocus and early daffodils.

Chionodoxa look best when the bulbs are planted in clusters as they would grow naturally. To plant several bulbs at once, dig out a 6” x 6” area, plant 5 to 7 bulbs and then replace the soil.