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Galanthus 'Fieldgate Tiffany'

A perennial bulb, to around 20cm high, with pairs of lance-shaped, grey-green leaves, wrapped one around the other at the base. Late flowering, bearing solitary, nodding white flowers in late winter or early spring; flowers have strongly concave outer petals with a slightly puckered texture, and inner petals marked with green at the tip

Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0–0.1 metre
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Green Green Grey Silver
Summer
Autumn
Winter White Green Green Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Amaryllidaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Potentially harmful
Harmful if eaten. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Galanthus are dwarf bulbous perennials with linear or strap-shaped leaves, and solitary, often honey-scented, nodding flowers with 3 white outer tepals and 3 smaller inner ones often marked with green

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil that does not dry out in summer. Thrives in part shade but will tolerate full sun as long as the soil is consistently moist. See snowdrop cultivation for more detailed advice

Propagation

Propagate by division as the foliage dies back, or by twin scaling when bulbs are dormant. See bulb propagation

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Garden edging
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to narcissus bulb fly and swift moth caterpillar

Diseases

May be susceptible to snowdrop grey mould

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