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     Native British 

Snowdrop Bulbs 

Latin:  Galanthus nivalis

Other Names:  Snow Piercer
Distribution:  This is the native British Snowdrop and is scattered throughout Britain.
Habitat:  It grows in most soils and grass including damp woodlands.  They are suitable for naturalising in grass, dappled shade and open woodland.
Description:  Perennial.  It is one of the earliest of flowers, often pushing its head above the snow in January.  It is a small plant (10-15cm), with nodding, white flowers appearing from January to March.  The flowers resemble three drops of milk hanging from a stem and account for the generic name of Galanthus which derives from the Greek for milk and flower. 
Wildlife:  The flowers are very attractive to bees and it is one of their earliest food sources.

Planting Instructions for 'In The Green' Bulbs:  The bulbs should be planted as soon as you receive them.  They are best planted where they can be left undisturbed. If the earth is frozen solid, then you’ll need to wait until it is crumbly again.  If you do need to wait for a couple of days, sink the bulbs in some damp compost in a sheltered place until the soil is crumbly again.  Please note, by the end of March the Snowdrops will be finishing flowering or dying back. Plant them where they can remain undisturbed and they will start to sprout again next winter.  

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Planting Instructions for Dry Bulbs:  bulbs should be planted in the autumn as soon as received.  They are best planted where they can be left undisturbed.  Plant with about 5cm of soil above the bulb, so that the soil covering does not dry out during the spring.  If the soil dries out, the plant may not have sufficient moisture to build up the bulb for flowering the following year.

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Plant the bulbs as soon as possible upon receipt.

These bulbs were grown in Britain from cultivated stock.



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