Galanthus Plicatus Washfield Warham

Galanthus Plicatus Washfield Warham


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Galanthus plicatus “Washfield Warham”

One of our later flowering snowdrops, often still going strong in mid-late March, sometimes into April.

The large flowers sit above a pair of wide glaucous plicate leaves.

The outer segments are totally white. The inner segments have a distinct deep inverse “V” at the tip, either side of which is a “swoosh” of green.

It does well here in our Scottish garden, and is a strong grower, forming sizeable clumps quite quickly.

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 bulblets 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.

The bulb will be wrapped in damp tissue/kitchen roll and plastic film, then boxed.

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.