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Galanthus gracilis

Snowdrop

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to April
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Galanthus gracilis (Snowdrop). This species is a bulbous perennial the leaves are linear green twisted leaves. The flowers are borne in winter and early spring with white blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

Greece and Turkey

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°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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