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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. woronowii is a compact bulbous perennial to 15cm tall, with strap-like bright green leaves and nodding white flowers in early spring, with green markings on the inner segments
Turkey to Caucasus
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 North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Plant snowdrops in a partly-shaded position in a moist, but well-drained soil with leafmould or garden compost incorporated. It is important that the soil does not dry out in summer. This species comes mainly from north- eastern Turkey and eastern Georgia and southern Russia and is often found on chalk, but has a wide range of soils and conditions under which it grows. In the garden it is easy to grow and its leaves are a fresh green, making a change from the glaucous leaves of many other species
There are four methods that can be used to propagate snowdrops. Divide snowdrops 'in the green', Propagate by seed, chipping or twin scaling. Further bulb propagation advice
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Rock Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required. Allow the foliage to die back naturally
Pests Squirrels digging up snowdrops planted as dry bulbs may be a problem
Sometimes seedlings are lost through damping off which is caused by fungi and results in their collapse. Grey mould can affect snowdrops, especially in mild winters.
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