Galanthus- Snowdrop

One of the earliest spring-flowering bulbs; and one which no garden should be without.

Situation:

Will grow anywhere, even under shrubs; likes some shade. The bulbs should be planted at a depth of 6 cm, preferably in early autumn.

Soil:

The soil must be fairly damp and not too sandy.

Propagation:

When the foliage has died down the bulbs should be lifted, the offsets removed and planted separately.

Galanthus elwesii: Height 15-20 cm; flowering season late winter; the flowers are white, greenish inside, slightly globular in shape.

Galanthus nivalis: Height 10-20 cm; flowers from early winter onwards. The flowers are white, smaller than in the previous species, more slender and less green inside. ‘Plenus’ is a double form with white, green-flecked flowers.

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