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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
one-spotted Elwes's snowdrop
Galanthus caucasicus misapplied
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
G. elwesii var. monostictus is a bulbous perennial to 15cm, with broad, glaucous leaves and solitary nodding white flowers with oval outer segments 2cm in length, and shorter inner ones bearing a green V-shaped mark at the tip, in late winter
Toxicity Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil that does not dry out in summer in sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed sown in containers in an open frame when ripe or by division when foliage dies back. Seed may not come true
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Garden Edging Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be attacked by narcissus bulb fly
May be subject to snowdrop grey mould
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