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Galanthus elwesii

Giant snowdrop

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height0.1m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourWhite, green
  • Leaf ColourMedium green-grey
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop). This species will produces pendent white tear-shaped flowers in late winter and very early spring. The distinctive grey-blue leaves are folded one inside the other at the base. They will flower in late winter and spring they will grow to about 25cm tall.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Fragrant

Other common names

Snowdrop

Origin

Europe, Western Asia

Interest and use

Border, edging, naturaliser

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Watch out it is poisonous and allergenic.

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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