Galanthus elwesii (Greater snowdrop) - Stinzenplant

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Dispatch: October (flowerbulb planting time)
In January our woodland garden is white from all the Greater Snowdrops (Galanthus elwesii). Galanthus elwesii flowers a month earlier than the common Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis. The Greater snowdrop is ideal for a stinzen-meadow, or for under deciduous trees and shrubs, but also grows well in a sunny, hot spot.

Every few years a clump can be lifted and divided, creating a carpet of Snowdrops in no time at all. Galanthus elwesii is native to southeastern Europe. A good planting companion is Scilla miczenkoana (Misczenko squill).
Flowers: January/February/early March
Colour: white
Height: 25 cm
Aspect: full sun to partial shade
Soil type: no preferences
Planting period: autumn
Planting depth: three times the diameter of the bulb
Type: bulb for naturalising, stinzenplant
Origin: southeastern Europe
Bulb size: 6/+ cm (circumference)
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