The flowers of Leucojum vernum are pure white and tipped green with up to 5 flowers per stem. Aestivum is a robust form which are very well suited for the shady areas of the garden where the soil is moist but not boggy. This variety has an AGM (award of garden merit) given to it by the RHS after a number of years of trials for its great garden performance. Leucojum can be left to naturalise for many years and like daffodills will quickly bulk up. The flowers appear in April/May at a height of about 50-60cm and look like the common snowdrop but slightly larger and on taller stems. Like most bulbs they need to have access to well rotterd compost or organic matter (phosphate and potash) during the growing season. If not already in the soil add bone meal or similar to ensure they stay health for many years.