Giant Snowdrop

Galanthus woronowii

Green Snowdrop

Galanthus woronowii closeup
by Meneerke bloem (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Galanthus woronowii closeup
by Meneerke bloem (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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This clump-forming, bulbous perennial has solitary, fragrant, nodding, white flowers with green marks on the inner petals, they are produced in early spring and typically grow to around 15cm tall. Leaves are glossy, bright green in colour and broadly strap-shaped, with a compact and erect growth habit.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring

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

Attractive flowers
Winter colour

Special features

Origin

Caucasus, Eurasia

Environment

Light

Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Loam, Chalk, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

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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