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Snowdrop (Giant)

Galanthus elwesii | Greater Snowdrop

Hardy Bulb

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A real treat in spring

Up to 25mm long!

Delicate honey fragrance

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This choice snowdrop is a real treat in spring! The large flowers of Galanthus elwesii are up to 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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Height Up to 30cm (12in)
Spread Up to 10cm (4in)

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Flowering Months


20 snowdrop bulbs (10086)
10 snowdrop bulbs (45543)
100 snowdrop bulbs (80911)
40 snowdrop bulbs (T12022PA)

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.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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