Snowdrop

Galanthus nivalis 'Viridapice'

Snowdrop - Galanthus nivalis  'Viridapice'

Common Name: Snowdrop
Genus: Galanthus
Species: nivalis
Cultivar: 'Viridapice'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.20 m (20 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.08 m (8 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: January & February

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




A taller variety with a distinctive long spathe which looks like the flowers have a hood. This is a good choice for those looking for a slightly more unusual snowdrop or those wanting to add to their collection as it is still quite rare. Both the inner and outer petals are white but have green markings which make them look as if they have been painted with a brush.

  • 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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