×
To buy, sell or swap plants and use our full service please log in or sign up – GreenPlantSwap is completely free!
Record your plants before you lose the plant labels! Just tick the ‘Garden’ box (below) on each plant. Learn more

Galanthus plicatus

Snowdrop

Garden

Wishlist

  • Plant Placeholder

Features

  • BloomsFebruary to June
  • Height0.1m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDull green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Galanthus plicatus (Snowdrop). This species will grow about 20cm high with broadly strap-shaped upright dull green leaves. The white flowers are borne in late winter and early spring they have a green patch at the tip of each inner petal.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Ukraine

Interest and use

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

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


  • Plant Placeholder

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • 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.

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Galanthus plicatus posts


Other Galanthus posts

To view Galanthus plants offered near you, enter your postcode or log in.

Get started & find out why

Posts of the WeekPosts & Events

Open your garden for Thrive
Sunflower

“It’s not just gardening,
it makes us healthier and happier”

Production v5.9.2 (00577d2)