Galanthus reginae-olgae

Galanthus reginae-olgae

Snowdrop

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Galanthus reginae-olgae
  • Common name: Snowdrop
  • Plant type: Bulb

Height: 10cm

Spread: 5cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Not all snowdrops flower in spring. Galanthus reginae-olgae blooms in autumn. It looks similar to Galanthus nivalis, except it tends to flower before developing leaves.

Grow Galanthus reginae-olgae in well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. Found growing wild in Italy, Greece and the former Yugoslavia, it can struggle in our colder, wetter climate. If you have heavy soil, consider growing in containers.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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