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Common Name

GALANTHUS elwesii Kite

G. elwesii Hybrid. Leaves which end in acute point. Flowering stems can bear large twin flowers. Very wide grey leaves. Flowers have green tips and long narrow green ‘V’ on inner segments.

GALANTHUS. The Latin name for Snowdrop coined by Linnaeus means milk flower. Snowdrops are not native to Britain, they were probably first introduced from Europe by monks during the mediaeval period. G. nivalis is native to Southern and Central Europe. Galanthus only gained their English name “Snowdrop” in the seventeenth century. Previously they were referred to as “bulbous Violets”. Snowdrops close their flowers at night to encapsulate the daytime warmth; the temperature inside the bell is sometimes as much as two degrees warmer than the surrounding air. Snowdrops look best planted under hazel trees. Snowdrops like a fertile moisture retentive but not waterlogged soil and grow best in part shade.

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Plant Details: GALANTHUS elwesii Kite


Species: elwesii

Variety: Kite

Common name: Snowdrop

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Origin: Turkey

Flower colour: Green, White

Hardy: Hardy

Soil type: Moist yet well drained soil

Aspect: Shade, Part Shade, Sun

Evergreen: Deciduous

Height: 23

Flower type: Single

Winter grow conditions: Outside

Container Compost: Soil or Loam Based

Web rating: Woottens rating 9/10

Pot Size: Bareroot

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