Galanthus plicatus Bumblebee
Bumblebee is a deliberate ‘Trym’ cross, resulting in shorter, more rounded flowers with a deep green rounded ovary – is is easy to see how it got it’s name. It is quite a little cutie – especially when it forms a clump.
The outer segments have a large rounded inverted U shape marking, and the inner segments have a generous rounded green mark at the sinus.
It is an easy snowdrop to grow, and bulks up to form sizeable clumps within only a few years.
Flowers here from January into February.
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 indeed be several bulbs and bulblets, we do not separate these off – they will be included with the main bulb.
All bulbs will have most 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 kitchen roll and plastic film, then boxed – Dormant bulbs are packed in damp kitchen roll and bagged.
Please pot up or plant out as soon as you receive it.
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.