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Snowdrop (Giant)

Galanthus elwesii

Hardy Bulb

This choice snowdrop is a real treat in spring! The large flowers of Galanthus elwesii are up 25mm long with a delicate honey fragrance. This giant snowdrop holds an RHS AGM and makes an impressive display in spring borders and containers. Try planting them in drifts spilling out from the base of deciduous trees and shrubs for a natural looking display. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 10cm (4"). Supplied as size 4/5cm bulbs.

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Ideal For:
alpine & rockery, low maintenance garden, patio, woodland garden
Flowering Period:
January, February
Position:
dappled shade
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Caution: irritant to skin and eyes, harmful if eaten. Snowdrops should be planted from September to November. Choose a position in dappled shade in reliably moist, well drained soil. Snowdrops prefer a soil rich in organic matter so add some well rotted manure or compost to the soil. Space bulbs randomly throughout the planting area at a distance of 1cm (4") apart and plant them at a depth of 5cm (2"), with the pointed end facing upwards. For natural looking drifts, gently cast them across the planting area and plant them where they land!
Snowdrops particularly dislike dry soil in summer so water regularly during the growing season until bulbs are fully established. When growing snowdrops, it is essential to allow their foliage to die back naturally. Avoid mowing areas of grass where bulbs are naturalised until their foliage has completely died back.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
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