Leucojum, The Snowflake. Dainty white hanging flowers in early Spring

Leucojum, or the snowflake are often mistaken for the snowdrop (Galanthus) but they usually flower a couple of weeks later, and have longer stems, which make them great for bouquets.

These dainty bells have buds which open up along the stem, so you can often get to 4 or 5 flower heads open as the buds bloom.

Often available at the same time as the first Anemones, Hyacinths and Hellebores, they are quintessential early Spring blooms

They have soft stems, so if are best used as an inner ingredient in a bouquet, so that tieing them with twine or spring doesn't bend the stem.