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Galanthus plicatus var. byzantinus

Snowdrop

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to March
  • Height0.1m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite marked green
  • Leaf ColourDull green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Galanthus plicatus var. byzantinus (Snowdrop). Leaves are basal and dark green. White flowers with green marks are borne in late winter and early spring.

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

  • 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.

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