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Galanthus latifolius

Snowdrop

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to April
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Galanthus latifolius (Snowdrop). This species of bulbous perennial will produced broad glossy bright green leaves. In late winter and early spring small white flowers with green marks at their tip are borne.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

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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