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Galanthus ikariae

Snowdrop

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to April
  • Height0.1m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite, green
  • Leaf ColourGlossy bright green

Description

Galanthus ikariae (Snowdrop). This species is native of Turkey and the Caucasus, It will grow about 15cm high and has rich green strap-like leaves and delicate, nodding bell-shaped flowers. The outer petals are pure white and the inner petals are green at the tip.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

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, 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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