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Galanthus elwesii

"Giant snowdrops"

Galanthus elwesii

10 Bulbs — £3.90

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Description

Snowdops are among the delights of spring, but when Galanthus elwesii begins to bloom, you should be ready for a surprise. Not for her the shy little blooms of her sisters! Also known as the 'Giant Snowdrop', Galanthus elwesii offers you a bouquet of big, pendulous blooms, and like you, she’s eager to herald the spring, even willingly popping her head above the snow to declare its arrival. Plant swathes of giant snowdrops beneath deciduous trees to perfectly mimic their natural habitat. If you’re still finding the outdoors a bit chilly, cut Galanthus elwesii's blooms to bring indoors and enjoy their long vase life!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Naturalising

  • Great for shade

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Galanthus elwesii

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Bulb size

    6/7

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    5-10cm

  • Plant spacing

    150 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Partial shade
    Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Borders
    Ground cover
    lawns
    Woodland gardens
    Rockery
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower Gardens
    Wildlife gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Clay
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    Skin/eyes irritant
    Harmful if eaten

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Plant your Galanthus elwesii bulbs from mid to late autumn;

    • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade;

    • Plant your "Giant snowdrops" bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

    • Place the Galanthus elwesii bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all planting & care instructions

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