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A picture of a Crimean Snowdrop

Crimean Snowdrop

Galanthus plicatus

Also known as

Pleated Snowdrop

Schneeglöckchen (Galanthus) 2 by Dnalor 01 (CC BY-SA 3.0 at)

Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H6-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

20cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Bilosnizny preserve Galanthus plicatus
A photo of Crimean Snowdrop

Overview

This clump-forming, bulbous perennial has fragrant, nodding white flowers measuring 2.5cm long that appear in winter, these have attractive inner petals marked with green. It's leaves are distinctively folded and are dark grey-green in colour. It has a compact and erect growth habit, typically growing to around 20cm in height.

Common problems

Harvesting

Generally not harvested but can be taken for floral arrangements

Propagation

Division

Divide clumps when 'In the green' and replant straight away for the best results.

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Winter colour

Uses

This low maintenance perennial can be planted in beds and borders under deciduous trees or shrubs or in pots and containers for late winter displays. It can be naturalised through grass in wildflower areas.