Galanthus alpinus var. bortkewitschianus

Galanthus alpinus var. bortkewitschianus

£31.00

20 in stock



Galanthus alpinus var. bortkewitschianus

This snowdrop is a sterile triploid clone of alpinus var. alpinus which comes originally from a very small area of Russia, not commonly found in many collections.

A small snowdrop with small chubby flowers, the outer segments being very concave and blunt ended. The inner segments have two small markings either side of the sinus rather than one that overlaps like many other snowdrops.

It is slow to bulk up, and reluctant to flower until it gets settled in.

Our colonies of this snowdrop are now well established and usually flower in February/early March.

What will you receive?

Depending on the time of year, you will receive either a:dormant bulbs, b:newly sprouting bulbs, c:snowdrops in flower, d:snowdrops “in the green”

The snowdrop is currently growing in its own pot and may or may not have bulb-lets attached, we do not separate these off – they will be included with the main bulb.

All bulbs will have the compost washed off prior to posting – this minimises damage in posting and reduces weight so we can keep postage costs low.

Flowering bulbs and bulbs “in the green” will be wrapped in damp tissue/kitchen roll and plastic film, then boxed – Dormant Bulbs are bagged in damp vermiculite.

Please pot up or plant out as soon as you receive it.

Planting Tips

Dig a hole to the depth that the bulb was previous planted (where the leaves change from white to green) or slightly deeper, pop in the bulb, and firm the soil back around the bulb to ensure no air-pockets.

If your soil is prone to water logging incorporate plenty of grit or sand to the area around the bulbs as well as the planting hole.

If your soil is sandy and exceptionally free draining then mix leaf-mould or compost into the area around the bulbs as well as the planting hole.

If your borders are visited regularly by voles or moles, then we recommend planting in pond baskets so that the bulbs are neither lifted onto the surface of the soil, or buried too deep by their soil excavating habits.