'Glory of the Snow' Chionodoxa luciliae
Hello, just wandering over from the trees and conifers forums in need of some advice.
The Arbor Day Foundation has offered to send me 5 Purple Prince Tulips, 15 Ruby Giant Crocus and 15 Glory of the Snow bulbs in exchange for a $10 donation to their Tree City USA program.
As I have a new flower bed with some lighter foliaged Tiger Eyes Sumac and soon a Gold Rush Dawn Redwood this seems like a pretty good deal to get some spring contrast going for the next few years.
My wife is familiar with Crocus, I grow Tulips all over the place but I couldn't find much detailed information on this Glory of the Snow bulb. The bed in general gets sun from about 9 to 6. The soil seems deep enough and even though I have clay under it, being in the middle of a 800 foot long gentle hill it drains well.
Does Glory of the Snow have any odd PH or sun requirements or need poor soil? I have spots like that. Wikipedia says its a native of Turkey and someplace else says it naturalizes well by seed. Does that mean it's invasive and will take over my naturalized area a hundred feet away or just I'll get a couple new ones?