This article has been marked as incomplete and in need of reformatting. Please help us to improve it.

Practical Plants is a community wiki. You can edit this page to improve the quality of the information it contains. To learn how, please read the editing guide.

Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Bulb - cooked[1]. I have some reservations about this report, though no records of the plant being poisonous have been found so far.

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Leucojum aestivum.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Leucojum aestivum.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

The seed is best sown as soon as it is ripe in a well-drained soil in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 2 - 3 months cold stratification, it should then germinate in 2 - 4 weeks at 10°c[2]. Sow the seed thinly so that the seedlings can be allowed to grow on undisturbed in the pots for their first year of growth. Give them an occasional weak liquid feed to ensure that they do not become nutrient deficient. Pot up the small bulbs when dormant, planting 2 - 3 bulbs in each pot. Grow them on for another 2 - 3 years before planting them out.

Division of offsets in September/October. It is best done as soon as the foliage ripens[3].

Scooping the bulbs.

Practical Plants is currently lacking information on propagation instructions of Leucojum aestivum. Help us fill in the blanks! Edit this page to add your knowledge.



Cultivation

Easily grown in ordinary garden soil[3]. It does well in a moist heavy soil in full sun or partial shade[3][4][5][6] and is happy in water-logged conditions[6].

The dormant bulbs are fairly hardy and will withstand soil temperatures down to at least -5°c[7]. Plants can be naturalized in damp rough grass[8]. Flowers are produced within 4 - 5 years from seed. The seedpods are swollen and filled with air so that they can be dispersed by floating in water[6].

Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[9].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Leucojum aestivum. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Leucojum aestivum.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Leucojum aestivum
Genus
Leucojum
Family
Amaryllidaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
4
Heat Zone
?
Water
high
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    ?
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

    "image:Leucojum aestivum Sturm48.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Leucojum aestivum Sturm48.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Leucojum aestivum Sturm48.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

    "image:Leucojum aestivum Sturm48.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Leucojum aestivum Sturm48.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.


    "image:Leucojum aestivum Sturm48.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

    "image:Leucojum aestivum Sturm48.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

    "image:Leucojum aestivum Sturm48.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki., "image:Leucojum aestivum Sturm48.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Leucojum aestivum Sturm48.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki., "image:Leucojum aestivum Sturm48.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki., "image:Leucojum aestivum Sturm48.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki., "image:Leucojum aestivum Sturm48.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

    "image:Leucojum aestivum Sturm48.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.






    References

    1. ? 1.01.1 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
    2. ? Rice. G. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 2. Thompson and Morgan. (1988-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.2 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.1 Clapham, Tootin and Warburg. Flora of the British Isles. Cambridge University Press (1962-00-00)
    5. ? Brown. Shade Plants for Garden and Woodland. ()
    6. ? 6.06.16.2 Phillips. R. and Rix. M. Bulbs Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30253-1 (1989-00-00)
    7. ? Matthews. V. The New Plantsman. Volume 1, 1994. Royal Horticultural Society ISBN 1352-4186 (1994-00-00)
    8. ? 8.08.1 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    9. ? Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants J. M. Dent & Sons, London. ISBN 0 460 86048 8 (1990-00-00)

    "image:Leucojum aestivum Sturm48.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.