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Galanthus elwesii


Greater Snowdrop




Origin:  Native to the Balkans through to western Turkey, introduced into cultivation in 1874.
            Mike's Opinion

this is Mike

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This is one of my favourite snowdrops, producing large bold clumps that have a pronounced presence in the garden. A class plant!



Michael Pascoe, NDP., ODH., CLT., MSc. (Plant Conservation)

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Family
Amaryllidaceae
Genus
Galanthus
Species
elwesii
Category
Bulbs, Perennials
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 - 7
Canadian Hardiness Zone
2a - 7a
RHS Hardiness Zone
H5 - H7
Temperature (°C)
-32 -(-12)
Temperature (°F)
-25 - 10
Height
10 - 50 cm
Spread
10 cm
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
MarchApril
General Description
Dwarf bulbous perennials.
Landscape
Plant in clumps under trees or combine with strong bold perennials that will later hide the yellowing foliage. I have planted clumps under Acer griseum to great effect.
Cultivation
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.
Growth
Fast
ID Characteristic
Broad, glaucous leaves wit solitary white flowers.
Pests
Slugs, narcissus bulb fly and grey mould.
Leaf Description
Coarse strap-like foliage with a slight bluish tinge to it.
Flower Description
Large, 2 cm, globe shaped, pendulous blooms.
Notable Specimens
The A. M. Cuddy Gardens, Strathroy, Ontario, Canada.
Propagation
Clumps may be divided 'in the green': lifting clumps and dividing when in full foliage or lifting and dividing dormant bulbs in late summer. Use caution when 'dividing in the green' as broken roots will not re-grow until the following season unlike other perennials.
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