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Galanthus nivalis

Common snowdrop

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Features

  • BloomsJanuary to March
  • Height0.15m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourPure white; inner lobes have a green tip
  • Leaf ColourBluish grey green

Description

Galanthus nivalis (Common snowdrop). This species will grow about 10cm tall, the leaves are blue-green and upright. The flowers are bell-shaped, scented and about 25mm wide. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

Ukraine

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow, rock gardens.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Rich, Sandy
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

Watch out; it is poisonous and allergenic.

Propagation

Divide in late spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to grey mould and bulb fly.

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