Galanthus nivalis - in the green

snowdrop - in the green

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  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moisture-retentive soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: January to 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.

    These diminutive bulbs have some green top growth, but exactly how much will depend upon how far along they are in their 'season'. They are sent out in a plastic bag that has been secured with a rubber band, and inside each bag is also a small amount of compost, that will help to keep the bulbs moist. For best results, they should be unpacked and planted as soon as they arrive.

    Please note the snowdrops may have finished 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.

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Notes on Galanthus nivalis - in the green

"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"

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Wonderful - give so much joy in January


We planted them under a huge Eucalyptus (not too far under) so in January get lovely white flowers against the dark trunk - superb !

\green gardener

East Sussex


Beautiful plants


I've struggled to get snowdrops to grow in my garden but these are thriving. Beautiful plants in great condition.

Peter Piper

South East


would buy again


loved these




Good healthy stock


I bought the snowdrops in the green so have not yet seen them flower, however it is a lovely healthy plant so I have high expectations of a good large flowered snowdrop


Holmfirth West Yorkshire


A year later, I have loads of them growing under tree.


The snowdrops have established themselves really well. A joyful sight.



First class product and service


Just pop them in the ground and water, then wait for them to arrive in January

Helen the dental nurse



Very satisfactory


The snowdrops are the first breath of spring!


South Wales


Beautiful, and every one survived


I have no garden, just pots, window boxes and baskets, but I manage to grow lots of plants




wonderful as always my favourite plant


snowdrops are my favourite plant, always had success with them

cheshire lady



Have bought plants for years. Always happy


Never been disappointed.





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I recently moved to a newly built house and am having some hard landscape work done within the next 2-3 months. If I order snowdrops in the green now, is it practical to keep them in pots until the garden is ready, or would planting them out in May not be advisable? I would also appreciate some advice on how to improve their specific planting areas (in whatever topsoil the builders have left behind) in order to give them the best possible start.


These bulbs can be potted up and planted out when you are ready for them, but do keep in mind that they will be completely dormant in May. As for your soil, it really depends on what condition your landscapers leave it in. If they are not digging it over and incorporating lots of composted organic matter, then that is definitely something you should do before you plant anything.


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


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

When is the best time to divide my snowdrops? Thanks


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.


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


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

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