Top Questions About Summer Snowflake

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Questions About Summer Snowflake

Asked by
Kwilliams on
May 13, 2016

Q. Mowing

Can you mow (Leucojum aestivum) summer snowflake once they have stopped blooming?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 15, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

The foliage lasts a long time on Summer Snowflake, this foliage should stay on the bulbs to feed them for the next seasons flowers.
Wait to trim the leaves until they have begun to die back naturally.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/snowflakes/growing-snowflake-bulbs.htm

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Asked by
kleary57 on
April 4, 2017

Q. How long after flowering I can cut back spent Snowflake plants?

Do I have to wait until plant goes entirely brown or can I cut them back while still green but falling over? I love the plant but would like to put something else there for the summer.

Answered by
Rena Esset on
April 5, 2017
A.

If you are referring to leucojum plants, these grow from bulbs. The bulbs need nourishment from this year's foliage to ready them for next spring's show. For best bulb health and future flowers leave the foliage in place until it yellows. When that happens, feel free to cut of pull it off.

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Asked by
von55 on
April 7, 2018

Q. Artic snow plant

The leaves are yellowing. I have three in pots that have part shade and sun. What do they need?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
April 7, 2018
Certified Expert
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Yellowing is most often associated with a lack of nitrogen. These should be fertilized at least once per year. Dolomitic lime helps to buffer the soil pH to a more appropriate level if it is out of balance. Both of these together will help them to come back to their original color.

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