Galanthus “Sutton Courtenay”
Sutton Courtenay is an elegant snowdrop, fairly tall and slender.
Its bright lime green ovary and large apical mark on the inner segments make it stand out from the crowd.
The narrow tubular inners which flare at the end, and its narrow green leaves indicate its gracilis parentage.
It does well here NE Scotland amongst our herbaceous borders, flowering in mid-late February.
Bulbs establish well after transplanting and clumps are quick to increase.
What will you receive?
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.
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.