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Galanthus ‘Magnet’

Snowdrop

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to April
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMedium green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Galanthus ‘Magnet’ (Snowdrop). This variety produces narrow, grey-green leaves with slightly folded margins. In late winter and early spring, bears large flower on very long flower-stalks. The inner tepals each have an inverted V-shaped green mark at the tip.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

Europe and Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their pendant flowers, one on each slender stem between 2 basal leaves.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will need a cool, partial shaded position with humus-rich, moist soil. Do not allow bulbs to dry out excessively. Plant at a depth of approximately 9cm.

Propagation

You can propagate by division in the spring after flowering or in late summer or autumn when bulbs are dormant.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to grey mould and bulb fly.

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