January – Galanthus elwesii

January – Galanthus elwesii

There is nothing better for showing that Spring is not far away than the sight of a carpet of snowdrops. The giant snowdrop has larger flowers and broader leaves however still grows to the same size as its common sibling Galanthus nivalis.

Planting snowdrops ‘in the green’ is the best way to ensure quick establishment occurs, when buying plants ‘in the green’ the bulbs are at a more mature flowering stage and so are more reliable.

Clumps of snowdrops will continue to get bigger each year and after 5-7 years can be lifted and divided after flowering, the divided clumps can then be planted out elsewhere in the garden.