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Galanthus elwesii

Galanthus elwesii
 

Popular name: Snowdrop

 

Flower colour: white

Flowering period: February-March

Average plant height: 25 cm

Planting depth to base of bulb: 10 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 5 cm

Type of bulb: bulb

Light requirements: full to partial shade

Landscape uses: borders, rock gardens, under trees and shrubs, and in lawns

This species has larger flowers and much coarser leaves than those of G. nivalis.
Galanthus elwesii is also much taller and its flowering period can begin just a little bit earlier. Another striking characteristic is that green spots present on the inner petals are much larger.