Galanthus angustifolius

Galanthus angustifolius


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Galanthus angustifolius

A rare snowdrop both in the wild and in cultivation.

Foliage is distinctive and narrow, no more than 5mm wide, and glaucous.

Fairly narrow outer segments, and a simple small apical mark.

Bulbs are naturally small.

Flowers towards the end of the season in March/April.

It took a few years to source these from a reputable source, but now they are doing well in the garden we are happy to start selling some.

This is not to be confused with Galanthus nivalis var. angustifolius which is a narrow leaved nivalis sometimes seen for sale.

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 most of the compost removed 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 packed 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.