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Galanthus nivalis 'Viridapice'


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Key information

Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour






Skill level


photo by Mark Bolton, copyright GAP Photos (13110)

Plant details

If you are looking for a snowdrop that's a bit more unusual, then 'Viridapice' is worth looking out for. Each of the long, delicate flowers has three petals with a large green mark on their tips. It makes an unusual accompaniment to other spring flower bulbs such as aconites and early flowering crocuses. Like all snowdrops it should be transplanted while growing (in the green), and dry bulbs often take a season to settle down before flowering.

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Genus: Galanthus

Species: nivalis

Cultivar: Viridapice

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 20cm

Spread: 10cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

Reader reviews


I have planted quite a few snowdrops in the green but non have come up i've planted them, as recomended, but i'm preparded to have another go, wish me luck.

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