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SINGLE SNOWDROP GALANTHUS NIVALIS

SINGLE SNOWDROP GALANTHUS NIVALIS FLORE PLENO NODDING DOUBLE WHITE FLOWERS HARDY SPRING PERENNIAL
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SINGLE SNOWDROP


 
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GALANTHUS NIVALIS 

BLOOMS MARCH 
HEIGHT 10  CM




 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Please Make Sure When Buying These Bulbs That You Don’t Buy Too Small A Bulb Or They Won’t Flower, They Will Only Throw Green Leaves And Take 2-3 Years To Flower. These Bulbs Are A Good Flowering Size

Blooming Very Early In The Year, This Long-Time Favourite Is A Small Bulbous Perennial Found From The Iberian Peninsula To Ukraine. Nodding From A Slender Arching Stem (“Pedicel”) Atop An Anke-High Scape (Leafless Flower Stalk), The White, Solitary, Honey-Scented Flower Has Six Petal-Like Segments In Two Whirls. In Cold Weather The Flower Closes, Indeed Resembling A Drop Of Snow. As The Air Warms The Three Spoon-Shaped Outer Segments Draw Back To Reveal The Three Much Smaller Inner Segments, Which Form A Tube-Like Structure.

“Galanthus Nivalis” Has Received The Royal Horticultural Society’s Award Of Garden Merit (Agm) Which Is For Plants Of Outstanding Excellence.

The Inner Segments Have Notched Tips Wih A Green V-Shaped “Mustache”. The Flower Ataches At Its Base To A Small, Green, Thimble-Shaped Ovary. Two Slender, Leaf-Like Spathes Flank The Pedicel. The Bulb Multiplies To Produce A Multi-Flowered Clump. The Narrowly Lance-Shaped Grayish-Green Leaves Sometmes Have A Silver-Gray Mid-Stripe. The Foliage Emerges Before The Flowers, Develops To Full Length During And After Bloom, And Neatly Fades Away In Spring. They Are Extremely Hardy And Can Be Depended On To Flower Very Early Whatever The Weather – The Colder And Gloomier It Is, The Longer The Blooms Last, But In A Sunny Warm Season They Are Comparitively Fleeting.

Snowdrops Couldn’t Be Easier Or More Rewarding To Grow. Plant The Bulbs In The Autumn In Moist Well-Drained Soil With Plenty Of Humus. They Are Best Under Deciduous Trees Where They Receive Full Sun While In Bloom, But Partial Shade Later On. They Require At Least 2 Months Of Chill In The Winter To Grow And Flower Well. Do Not Disturb The Bulbs, But Rather Allow Them To Form Large Clumps. They Also Spread Through Self-Sowing. Plant Snowdrops In Masses In Lawns, Under Deciduous Trees And Shrubs, Or In Rock Gardens, Mixed Borders, Or Containers. The Fragrant Flowers Are Lovely When Cut And Displayed In Bud Vases. It Helps To Let Their Leaves Die Back Naturally In Late Spring, Rather Than Cut Them Back After They’re Finished Blooming. To Clip Them Back Too Soon When The Leaves Have Only Begun To Yellow, Deprives The Bulbs Of The Fullest Chance To Store Energy And Produce Offsets. They Are Most Successfully Transplanted While Growing (In The Green) Snowdrops Are Notoriously Difficult To Grow And Dry Bulbs Often Take A Season To Settle Down Before Flowering.

Plant The Bulbs 5cm (2”) Deep And Leave 5-7 Cms (2-3”) Between Bulbs.

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