Summer Snowflake

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  1. Mowing
  2. How long after flowering I can cut back spent Snowflake plants?
  3. Artic snow plant
Asked by Kwilliams on May 13, 2016
Mowing

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

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Rena Esset

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
Artic Snow Plant

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

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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