Snowdrop Grey Mould
Snowdrop Grey Mould, Grey Mould, Snowdrop Mould
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Snowdrop Grey Mould is, well, a grey mould found on snow drops! Botrytis galanthina attacks all snow drops, apart from a small handful of species, which is resistant to the disease.
Fluffy grey-white mould begins to gather around foliage and the plant base following rainfall.
Leaves and flowers collapse.
Symptoms first become apparent mid winter.
More likely to occur if its a warm winter.
The infection spreads below ground, infecting bulbs.
Small, black, circular structures found stuck to the bulb.
If you think your plants are infected with the fungus, you should remove any plants surrounding the infestation and dispose of them immediately. Don't plant any other snowdrops around the area infested. Planting Galanthus nivalis Scharlockii Group are thought to be resistant.
Always inspect bulbs well before purchase. Small, black seed-like structures on any bulb is a no-go.