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Galanthus nivalis

To swap with Frank Collins

This grower is not too sure of this plant identification.

This is a very early flowering variety and has largish white petals with greetips to the inner flowers and may actually be galanthus caucasicus non fragrant although similar in apperance to 'nivalis'

Galanthus nivalis | Wrexham, LL11
Pot Size
0.5 litres

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Plant Finder: about Galanthus nivalis

Common names

Common snowdrop, Fair maids of February, Snowdrop


Galanthus nivalis (Common snowdrop). This species will grow about 10cm tall, the leaves are blue-green and upright. The flowers are bell-shaped, scented and about 25mm wide. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.


Watch out; it is poisonous and allergenic.

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow, rock gardens.

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Galanthus nivalis | Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Rich, Sandy
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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    I have some plants ready as we are re doing our flower beds at the moment
    However if you have Stipa Gigantea or Viburnum Bonariensis I would be interested.

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