The Avon Bulbs Snowdrop List

There is probably no other list that offers such a range of Snowdrops for sale. It is the culmination of many years of collecting, maintaining, cosseting, twin scaling and nurturing that Alan Street, the head nurseryman at Avon Bulbs, has put into the collection. The number of dormant snowdrops offered has broken the 200 mark. It might be said that snowdrops are all the same with white petals and green foliage but the keen eye can spot the differences between habit, size, markings and time of flowering. 

There is an Excel list of the snowdrops on the dormant list on this page - this is NOT an availability list, just a list of varieties that we offered at the beginning of the season.

Planting Dormant Snowdrops

Do not delay the planting of dormant snowdrop bulbs, the sooner they are planted the better. If planting them directly into the ground consider their position as outlined below. We recommend using the smallest size of aquatic mesh pots so containment and identification will be made easier, this being filled with an improved soil based potting medium and a little extra sharp sand around each bulb. Label carefully and water very sparingly until the autumn. If planting in pots these should be plunged to keep the roots safe from extremes of heat and cold. If growing under glass (which can only be recommended for a very limited time) give plenty of ventilation at all times and preferably move the pots outside to a shady spot after flowering to prolong the growing season.

Planting Snowdrops "in the green"

All snowdrops (Galanthus species and cultivars) prefer cool, moist conditions in the spring and a surprisingly dry summer dormancy in the shade. Aim to provide a spot for them in good angled Spring sunshine where the rain can reach them when you plant them but also somewhere that will be more shaded in summer and where the soil will be drier due to the umbrella effect of the leaves above shedding the rain away and the roots of the trees and shrubs drawing away most of the remaining moisture. Dig a deep but narrow planting hole probably 4-6" deep (10-15cm)  (an asparagus trowel is a great implement for the job) loosening the soil at depth and introduce your snowdrop into this at a depth slightly greater than it was previously planted (where the stem turns green!) Firm in and water the soil remembering to label the spot. If planting more than one of the same variety, plant the next about 4" (10cm) away ideally. They will clump up in time.

Avon Bulbs Dormant Snowdrop list 2020 Please order by phone (01460 242177) or on the website
Item No Name Price £ each Item No Name Price £ each
122-100 G. Acton Pigot No. 3 10 122-268 G. Ermine Lace 20
122-247 G. Alburgh Claw 45 122-188 G. Excelsis 12
122-16 G. Alison Hilary 12 122-189 G. Fanny 20
122-286 G. Angelina 50 122-113 G. Faringdon Double 12
122-373 G. Anglesey Candlelight 45 122-389 G. Federschwingen 60
122-401 G. Anglesey Orange Tip 45 122-300 G. Feodora 40
122-334 G. Anne of Geierstein 15 122-190 G. Fieldgate Forte 15
122-349 G. Ariadne 25 122-130 G. Fieldgate Prelude 10
122-99 G. Art Nouveau 15 122-165 G. Fieldgate Tiffany 15
122-09 G. Atkinsii 12.00 for 3 122-408 G. Fiona Mackenzie 30
122-237 G. Ballerina 18 122-178 G. Fly Fishing 15
122-140 G. Barbara's Double 15 122-169 G. Foxton 12
122-170 G. Barnes 12 122-276 G. Franz Josef 25
122-287 G. Beany 25 122-370 G. Funny Justine 25
122-81 G. Bess 9 122-221 G. Gabriel 10
122-295 G. Betty Hansell 20 122-29 G. George Elwes 10
122-222 G. Big Eyes 18 122-355 G. Glenorma 20
122-339 G. Big One 25 122-415 G. Gloucester Old Spot 12
122-19 G. Bill Bishop 12 122-238 G. Godfrey Owen 20
122-347 G. Bill Clark 20 122-405 G. Golden Fleece 150
122-18 G. Blewbury Tart 7 122-17 G. gracilis - best form 15
122-109 G. Blonde Inge 12 122-284 G. Grave Concern 25
122-413 G. Bryan Hewitt 35 122-225 G. Gravity 30
122-205 G. Bubble 20 122-156 G. Green Brush 12
122-385 G. Bumblebee 90 122-256 G. Green Comet 12
122-402 G. Button 15 122-374 G. Green Eyes 35
122-12 G. Byfield Special 12 122-02 G. Green Hayes 20
122-234 G. Byrkley 15 122-379 G. Green Lantern 60
122-220 G. Caryl Baron 30 122-93 G. Green Man 10
122-335 G. Celia's Double 35 122-115 G. Green Ribbon 15
122-296 G. Cliff Curtis 25 122-212 G. Greenfinch 25
122-76 G. Comet 20 122-219 G. Grumpy 25
122-297 G. Compu Ted 20 122-404 G. Grumpy's Brother 20
122-72 G. Cornwood 12 122-390 G. Gunther Waldorf 35
122-327 G. Cotswold Beauty 15 122-409 G. Hagen Hastdunichtgesehn 90
122-166 G. Cowhouse Green 25 122-138 G. Heffalump 25
122-255 G. David Baker 15 122-361 G. Heloise des Essourts 30
122-151 G. David Shackleton 12 122-345 G. Henley Green Spot 25
122-125 G. Deerslot 25 122-148 G. Hercule 10
122-161 G. Diggory 25 122-56 G. Hill-Poe 12
122-273 G. Dodo Norton 15 122-31 G. Hippolyta 8
122-110 G. Doncaster's Dble Charmer 15 122-302 G. Hollis 12
122-400 G. Dopey 20 122-395 G. Hologram 75
122-380 G. Dorothy Foreman 15 122-69 G. Imbolc 15
122-343 G. Dr Rogerson No 2 15 122-257 G. Ivy Cottage Corporal 18
122-279 G. Dragonfly 40 122-173 G. Jade 20
122-383 G. Dryad Gold Charm 90 122-420 G. Janet Cropley 25
122-393 G. Dryad Gold Star 100 122-344 G. Jenny's Pearl 18
122-275 G. E A Bowles 35 122-414 G. Jesse Jane 25
122-338 G. Edith 18 122-01 G. Jessica 15
122-187 G. Elmley Lovett 15 122-269 G. Jimmy Platt 10
122-07 G. elwesii Green Tip 12 122-384 G. Joe Sharman 150
122-240 G. elwesii hiemalis 8 122-348 G. John Tomlinson 12
122-418 G. Equinox 20 122-258 G. Jonathan 15
Item No Name Price £ each Item No Name Price £ each
122-79 G. June Boardman 35 122-372 G. Pyramid 20
122-304 G. Karneval 12 122-37 G. reginae-olgae 15
122-417 G. Kermode Bear 85 122-179 G. Rev. Hailstone 15
122-249 G. Kersen 10 122-73 G. Richard Ayres 15
122-193 G. Kew Green 15 122-316 G. rizehensis Baytop 10
122-149 G. Kildare 25 122-39 G. Robin Hood 12
122-396 G. La Moriniere 25 122-368 G. Robyn Janey 20
122-26 G. Lady Elphinstone 7 122-371 G. Rodmarton Arcturus 35
122-364 G. Lady Putman 70 122-271 G. Ron Ginns byzantinus 10
122-77 G. Little Dorrit 15 122-263 G. Rosemary Burnham 35
122-194 G. Long 'drop 15 122-340 G. Rushmere Green 40
122-325 G. Long John Silver 70 122-131 G. sandersii 10
122-13 G. Lord Monostictus 5 122-359 G. Scaramouche 15
122-129 G. Louise Ann Bromley 12 122-120 G. Seagull 12
122-307 G. Lucy 40 122-150 G. Sentinel 18
122-172 G. Madelaine 25 122-365 G. Shimmer 75
122-375 G. Magic 80 122-63 G. Sibbertoft Magnet 10
122-289 G. Mandarin 18 122-253 G. Sir Herbert Maxwell 12
122-410 G. Margaret Biddulph 60 122-320 G. Smaragdsplitter 40
122-213 G. Margery Fish 30 122-321 G. Snow Angel 35
122-203 G. Marjorie Brown 12 122-244 G. South Hayes 35
122-259 G. Marlie Raphael 25 122-197 G. Sprite 12
122-330 G. Martha Maclaren 25 122-45 G. St Anne's 18
122-308 G. Matt Bishop 75 122-58 G. St Pancras 15
122-33 G. Melanie Broughton 12 122-318 G. St Sylvestre 20
122-30 G. Merlin 15 122-208 G. Starling 15
122-422 G. Meteor 85 122-42 G. Straffan 7
122-309 G. Midas 60 122-366 G. Susan Grimshaw 70
122-310 G. Miss Adventure 20 122-126 G. Sutton Court 15
122-387 G. Miss Prissy 30 122-388 G. Svelte 10
122-34 G. Modern Art 15 122-163 G. The Whopper 15
122-232 G. Moortown 25 122-209 G. The Wizard 25
122-367 G. Moses Basket 15 122-323 G. Treasure Island 100
122-352 G. Mother Goose 60 122-264 G. Trinity 30
122-314 G. Mothering Sunday 20 122-164 G. Trumps 15
122-246 G. Moya's Green 30 122-198 G. Trymlet 20
122-315 G. Mr Stinker 35 122-181 G. Trymming 20
122-353 G. Mr Taylor 40 122-182 G. Trympostor 20
122-35 G. Mrs Macnamara 15 122-354 G. Turncoat 40
122-421 G. Narwhal 20 122-342 G. Two Eyes 25
122-378 G. Northern Lights 90 122-285 G. Under Cherry Plum 20
122-419 G. Octopussy 15 122-292 G. Veronica Cross 60
122-261 G. Oosterhouw 18 122-121 G. Vertigo 20
122-142 G. Peg Sharples 20 122-51 G. Walter Fish 20
122-104 G. Percy Picton 12 122-139 G. Warwickshire Gemini 20
122-262 G. Phantom 25 122-215 G. Washfield Colesbourne 12
122-228 G. Phil Cornish 50 122-101 G. Wasp 15
122-229 G. Philippe Andre Meyer 50 122-162 G. Welshway 12
122-326 G. Pieces of Eight 70 122-05 G. Wendy's Gold 20
122-136 G. Pom-Pom 10 122-199 G. Whisper 15
122-207 G. Poseidon 20 122-337 G. Wind Turbine 55
122-336 G. Potter's Prelude 15 122-399 G. Winklepicker 75
122-159 G. Pride o'the Mill 12 122-48 G. Wonston Double 12
122-75 G. Primrose Warburg 15 122-267 G. Yashmak 15
122-92 G. Puck 10 122-377 G. York Minster 70
122-397 G. Puffin 30   Plus P&P £4.95 with delivery soon.