Galanthus 'S. Arnott'


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Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour






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Galanthus 'S. Arnott'

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For many gardeners snowdrops herald the end of winter. They're extraordinarily hardy, and can be relied on to flower very early in the season. The colder and gloomier the weather, the longer the blooms last, but in a sunny warm spring they are comparatively fleeting. 

Galanthus 'S. Arnott' is a vigorous snowdrop, being bigger and bearing larger flowers than the species. It's named after Samuel Arnott, who was a keen gardener and snowdrop fanatic. He discovered this larger form growing in his garden and started cultivating it. Its flowers have a captivating honey fragrance.

For best results grow Galanthus 'S. Arnott' in heavy soil in partial shade. Divide clumps after flowering and plant 'in the green' rather than as bare bulbs in autumn.

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Genus: Galanthus

Cultivar: S. Arnott

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 25cm

Spread: 8cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

Time to plant: March to May

Flowering period: February to March

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