Double snowdrop

Galanthus nivalis f. pleniflorus 'Flore Pleno'

Double snowdrop - Galanthus nivalis f. pleniflorus  'Flore Pleno'

Common Name: Double snowdrop
Genus: Galanthus
Species: nivalis f. pleniflorus
Cultivar: 'Flore Pleno'

The ancient Greek translation of the word Galanthus refers to the white colour of the flowers, a reference to how they are the same colour as milk.

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Provides winter colour
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.08 m (8 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Green, White
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: January & February

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Dainty double pure white pear-shaped flowers with green-tipped inner petals in January and February and narrow grey-green leaves. These delightful double snowdrops are ideal for naturalising in the border under deciduous trees and shrubs. The Royal Horticultural Society has recognised this variety as a plant of outstanding excellence and has given it their Award of Garden Merit.

Other Features: All parts of the plant may cause a mild stomach upset if ingested; contact with the bulbs may cause skin irritation.

Garden Care: Plant bulbs 5cm deep in dense clusters to form naturalistic drifts. Where bulbs are planted in grass, do not cut the grass until after the leaves have died right back. Divide large colonies after flowering while the leaves are still green for use in other moist well-drained areas.


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