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Giant snowdrop

Galanthus woronowii

Green Snowdrop

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.

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

Geography

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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