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Crimean snowdrop

Galanthus plicatus

Pleated snowdrop

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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.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Winter
Fruiting time
Summer

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

Geography

Origin
Europe, Eurasia

Environment

Light
Partial Sun, Full Shade
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
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.

Personality

Family
Amaryllidaceae
Flower colour
Green, White
Scent
Mild

Problems

Can be attacked by slugs and narcissus bulb fly, it can also suffer from grey mould.

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