Chionodoxa Violet Beauty (Glory of the Snow) is one of the first bulbs to flower in the spring. The star-shaped flower boasts pinkish purple petals and a light pink centre which grows easily in all well-drained soil types in sunny or partial shade. It not only combines beautifully with scilla, puschkinia and crocus but plant in masse to form a magnificent carpet of flowers. It can be naturalised in lawns, especially beneath trees where they will flower before the tree canopy appears. Bee-friendly.