Galanthus 'S. Arnott'
snowdrop 'S. Arnott'
A perennial to 15cm, with narrow, grey-green leaves and solitary, nodding, fragrant white flowers 2.5cm in length, the inner segments with a thin V-shaped mark at the tip
Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0–0.1 metre
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
|Spring||Green Grey Silver|
|Winter||Green White||Green Grey Silver|
- Partial shade
East–facing or South–facing or North–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Potentially harmful
- Harmful if eaten. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
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
How to grow
Grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil that does not dry out in summer. See snowdrop cultivation for further information.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Wildflower meadow
- Cottage and informal garden
- Rock garden
- Flower borders and beds
- Underplanting of roses and shrubs
No pruning required
May be susceptible to narcissus bulb fly
May be susceptible to snowdrop grey mould
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