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Galanthus reginae-olgae

Snowdrop

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Key information

Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

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Plant details

If you like snowdrops but don't want to wait until spring, Galanthus reginae-olgae is the one to choose as unusually for a snowdrop, it blooms in the autumn. Found growing wild in Italy, Greece and the former Yugoslavia, it needs a dry site in partial shade.

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Genus: Galanthus

Species: reginae-olgae

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 10cm

Spread: 5cm

Time to divide plants: May to June


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