Galanthus nivalis - in the green

snowdrop - in the green

15 + 10 FREE
pot size guide
£8.99 Buy
+
-
Delivery options
  • Standard £4.99
  • Click & collect FREE

See more info on delivery options

Pure and virginal, the single snowdrop pushes through the bare earth with a green spear before opening its willowy flower -a true harbinger of spring

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

1 year guarantee

  • Position:partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moisture-retentive soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: January and February
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Snowdrop bulbs bought in the autumn tend to get dehydrated and this can lead to disappointing results. This is why planting bulbs 'in the green' is becoming more and more popular. Snowdrops are perfect for naturalising in grass and they have gorgeous, honey-scented flowers. Plant them in well-drained, moisture-retentive soil.

    Please note the snowdrops have finsihed flowering.

  • Garden care: Plant in naturalistic drifts when they arrive. Where bulbs are planted in grass do not cut the grass until after the leaves have died back. Divide large colonies immediately after flowering while the leaves are still green.


Betula pendula

silver birch

Graceful white-barked tree

£64.99 Buy

Lonicera × purpusii 'Winter Beauty'

winter honeysuckle

Fantastic fragrance during the winter

£12.99 Buy

Helleborus × hybridus Harvington double white

Lenten rose hellebore

Great for lighting up a shady border

£15.99 Buy

Bulb starter with rootgrow

Bulb starter with rootgrow

Designed to specifically help bulbs grow and flower

£5.99 Buy

Narcissus 'Lieke'

jonquilla daffodil bulbs

Truly unique and only available from crocus

£4.99 Buy

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
CrocusGalanthus nivalis - in the green
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Healthy (5)
  • Hardy (4)
  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (4)
  • Outdoors (4)

Reviewed by 5 customers

Displaying reviews 1-5

Back to top

 
5.0

Winter Cheer

By JULIE

from South Wales

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about Galanthus nivalis - in the green:

    Well packaged healthy plants. took ages to plant up because of their size but looking forward to seeing them next year.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Keen but clueless
     
    5.0

    Big, strong plants

    By cmj

    from Leeds

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about Galanthus nivalis - in the green:

      These snowdrops were for planting in woodland in our local park and they were fantastic. Looking forward to seeing them come up soon.

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Experienced
       
      5.0

      Happy Harbingers of Spring

      By Snowdrop

      from Edinburgh

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Galanthus nivalis - in the green:

        It's always a pleasure to see appearing these tiny harbingers of Spring!

        • Your Gardening Experience:
        • Real novice
         
        5.0

        Lovely

        By Colin

        from London

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fragrant
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Lawn
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Galanthus nivalis - in the green:

          These get better every year.

          • Your Gardening Experience:
          • Keen but clueless
           
          5.0

          I would recommend this product

          By Jayell

          from East Lothian

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about Galanthus nivalis - in the green:

            plants in good condition

            • Your Gardening Experience:
            • Experienced

            Displaying reviews 1-5

            Back to top

             

            Do you want to ask a question about this?

            If so, click on the button and fill in the box below. We will post the question on the website, together with your alias (bunnykins, digger1, plantdotty etc etc) and where you are from (Sunningdale/Glasgow etc). We'll also post the answer to your question!
            3 Questions | 3 Answers
            Displaying questions 1-3
            • Q:

              I have recently moved house and have inherited a grassy area in the garden which has a profusion of different varieties of galanthus (lucky me). I would like to get rid of the grass but not the snowdrops. Can you advise - I'm thinking of gravel or bark or similar. Many thanks
              Asked on 28/2/2016 by Judy from nr. Bristol

              1 answer

              • Plant Doctor

                A:

                Hello there
                Unfortunately I don't think gravel or bark will be suitable. Snowdrop bulbs don't like to dry out and I think if you take up the grass you are changing the growing environment too much.
                Hope this helps

                Answered on 3/3/2016 by Anonymous from crocus
            • Q:

              When is the best time to divide my snowdrops? Thanks
              Asked on 3/3/2013 by Mark from Hampshire

              1 answer

              • Plant Doctor

                A:

                Hello,

                The best time to lift and divide large clumps is early spring - just after they have finished flowering, but before the leaves die back.

                Answered on 4/3/2013 by Helen from Crocus
            • Q:

              Native plants for a grave.....

              Hi, I'm looking for some UK native plants for my friends grave. It's a woodland cemetery, hence the native. Preferably something that won't spiral out of control without excessive upkeep. What can you suggest? Thanks, Jo
              Asked on 24/3/2010 by Jo

              1 answer

              • A:

                Hello Jo, There are a couple of things that I think would be lovely - here are some of the best. Hyacinthoides non-scripta (bluebell) Anemone nemorosa (wood anemone) Galium odoratum (sweet woodruff) Digitalis purpurea (foxglove) Galanthus nivalis (snowdrop) Polypodium vulgare (common polypody) I hope this gives you a few ideas, Helen Plant Doctor

                Answered on 25/3/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
            Displaying questions 1-3

            Do you have a question about this product? 

            Woodland

            A sanctuary of peace and tranquillity with an overwhelming sense of calm, a woodland garden is an ideal place to get away from it all with natural shade and privacy. Based on a simple grouping of trees or even a single, multi-stemmed specimen, a woodland-

            Read full article

            Planting bulbs

            Bulbs are ideal for anyone who rates themselves as 'keen-but-clueless' because they are one of the easiest plants to grow. Provided you plant them at the right time of year at more or less the right depth, they will reward you year after year with a rel

            Read full article

            Bulbs for an early show

            Having early flowers in the garden really lifts the spirits and there are several flowering bulbs that perform in the first weeks of the New Year. Place these where you can see them from the house in a suitably warm and sheltered location. Form small clum

            Read full article