Galanthus Elwessii syn Caucasicus (Snow Drops)
GALANTHUS (SNOW DROPS)
One of the best Galanthus for Australian conditions. Slightly larger than G. Nivallis (common British Galanthus), but to the untrained eye would be indistinguishable differences, and far better suited to our climate.
- HEIGHT: 25cm
- WIDTH: 10cm
- SUPPLIED AS: Dormant Root
- BOTANICAL NAME : Galanthus elwessii syn caucasicus hybrids
- PLANT DEPTH: 5cm
- PLANT SPACING: 5-10cm
- PLANTING WINDOW: March - Early June
- FLOWERING TIME: July
- GROWING ZONES: Vic, SA, TAS, NSW ex Sub tropics, QLD cool regions.
- CUT FLOWER: No
- FRAGRANT: No
Glanthus are hardy family of bulbs that thrive in a full sun, to partly shaded position. Prepare your beds to a depth of 20cm, making sure the soil is light and fluffy. Plant the root laying horizontal at a depth of 5cm. Allow 5-10cm between each root, however a less full result can be achieved if you choose to plant further apart.
If growing your Galanthus in a pot, select a high quality potting mix that is free draining. Some gravel in the base of the pot will assist with any drainage issues. Ensure the plant is well fed and watered right up until dormancy.
Galanthus DO NOT require refrigeration. Feed your plants as they come into bloom, and make sure you leave the foliage to fully die down - this feeds and grows NEXT year's flower.