Galanthus Orleton

Galanthus Orleton


20 in stock

Galanthus “Orleton”

A vigorous hybrid snowdrop (plicatus x nivalis)  which surprisingly is not more widely grown.

The ovary is a dark green ovoid shape which is quite large in relation to the rest of the flower, the inverted heart shaped apical mark is also dark green.

The Outer segments are plain white, slim and puckered. The pedicel is distinctly long and the flower dances in the slightest breeze.

It does well here NE Scotland amongst our herbaceous borders, is quite early as it is usually in flower in February.

Bulbs establish well after transplanting and clumps are steady at increasing in size.

What will you receive?

Depending on the time of year, you will receive either a:ormant bulbs, b:ewly sprouting bulbs, c:nowdrops in flower, d:nowdrops “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.