Spring planted

Galanthus George Elwes

Order Code: 22-29

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A vigorous plant with large flowers on upright stems, the inner segments marked by an elongated and tapering X. The spathe is also unusually long. A hybrid of G.elwesii x G.plicatus (unusually the outer leaves have flat margins and inner leaves have explicative margins each derived from these different parents). Found at Colesbourne Park and named after Carolyn Elwes' late son in 1979.  Supplied "in the green"

Planting Instructions

All snowdrops prefer cool, moist conditions in the spring and a surprisingly dry summer dormancy in the shade. Did a deep but narrow planting hole probably 4-6" (10-15cm) deep (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.

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