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Galanthus reginae-olgae

Autumn snowdrop

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to April
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourWhite marked green
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Galanthus reginae-olgae (Autumn snowdrop). This species is a perennial herb, the leaves are linear and grey-green. The flowers are single and will produce blooms of white-green in the autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Other common names

Snowdrop

Origin

Italy

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 hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You can grow in humus-rich well-drained soil.

Propagation

Sow the seeds as soon as they are ripe in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for grey mould and bulb fly.

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