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GALANTHUS (snowdrop) in growth

GALANTHUS (snowdrop) in growth

GALANTHUS (snowdrop) in growth

(Snowdrops -in growth) We pride ourselves on our collection of Snowdrops, which is one of the widest to be found in the trade. It is well known to be another plant which resents being dried out and, therefore, prefers to be moved in full growth in the spring. Our bulbs are lifted daily so they spend the minimum of time out of the ground.

 Plant the bulbs, preferably in small clumps, 3" to 4" deep and 3" apart under ornamental trees and shrubs. In light or sandy soil it is advisable to dig in some good loam; in a very heavy soil dig in a little peat or leaf mould and sand. Divide regularly. They are not happy grown in pots.

Our rarer varieties will be added as they become available in February.

 

Plant List

SNOWDROPS :COLLECTION NO 2

Award of Garden Merit

This is our most popular collection. A starter pack of easy snowdrops. All AGM varieties. Plant in small groups in light shade. Suitable for growing in grass.

10 x singles,

10 x doubles 

3 G. Atkinsii. 

Height:5 - 8"

Flowers: Jan -Feb

Price:

20.00

 SNOWDROPS :COLLECTION NO 2

GALANTHUS 'EARLIEST OF ALL' (elwesii hiemale group)

It is a very vigorous early flowering clone with the typical grey leaves and a single  horseshoe-shaped marked flower.  It is  often in flower in November, usually just before Athenae.  Plant the bulbs in small clumps 8cm deep in a humus rich soil in part shade. Divide the clumps after flowering.

Height:7"

Flowers: Nov - Dec

Price:

15.00

GALANTHUS  'EARLIEST OF ALL' (elwesii hiemale group)

GALANTHUS ANNE'S MILLENIUM GIANT

Stately plants with large, rounded flowers of much substance. Early. Similar but distinct from G.Atkinsii and slightly later flowering. 

Height: 9"

Price: £8.00 each; 3 = £22.00

 

 

GALANTHUS ANNE'S MILLENIUM GIANT

GALANTHUS ATHENAE

We have grown this early flowering snowdrop for more than 40 years. Although the flowers are not large it makes good sized clumps. With us it starts flowering at the end of November and continues right through to Christmas. In many years it coincides with the last of the sternbergia which grow in the same position under our large chestnut tree. Remarkably upright, almost as though it is standing to attention.

Height: 5"

Flowers:Nov - Dec

Price:

20.00

GALANTHUS ATHENAE

GALANTHUS ATKINSII

Award of Garden MeritOne of the best snowdrops of all with tall, stately flowers and an amzing rate of increase. Narrow grey-green leaves like G.nivalis. It is now all over our garden, under shrubs and even around the roses! It is also very early, flowering at the beginning of January. Plant small groups in any good humus rich soil in part shade. Lift and divide the clumps after flowering.

Height: 8"

Flowers: Jan-Feb

Price 3 = £12.00; 10 = £36.00

GALANTHUS ATKINSII

GALANTHUS AUGUSTUS

 Award of Garden MeritA distinct plicatus form with broad beautifully folded leaves and large, puckered flowers. Late flowering and shorter than many so making a good display. Few. Plant the bulbs in small clums 8cm deep in a humus rich soil in part shade. Divide the clumps after flowering.

Height: 7

Price:

15.00

GALANTHUS AUGUSTUS

GALANTHUS BENHALL BEAUTY

We can spare a few of this very tall, handsome snowdrop with large flowers. It has two inner markings - the upper one right against the overy. Quite distinct. Plant the bulbs in small clums 8cm deep in a humus rich soil in part shade. Divide the clumps after flowering.

9"

Feb

Price:

12.00

GALANTHUS BENHALL BEAUTY

GALANTHUS BLEWBURY TART

Although this is not exactly the most beautiful snowdrop it is rather a curiosity or collectors item. The very uneven double flowers are almost completely green. It makes up for its small stauture by its rapid increase.

Height: 5

Price: £8.00 each; 3 = £22.00

GALANTHUS BLEWBURY TART

GALANTHUS BRENDA TROYLE

This is a very attractive, fragrant snowdrop. The large outer segments are rounded and blunt, while the  inner ones are  heart-shaped and deeply marked.    Virtually identical to S Arnott but it  flowers slightly earlier. We find it more vigorous. Similar honey scent. Plant the bulbs 8cm deep in small groups in a humus rich soil in part shade. Divide the clumps after flowering.

Height: 8"

Flowers:Feb

Price:  3 = £14.00

GALANTHUS BRENDA TROYLE

GALANTHUS CAUCASICUS 'LARGE'

Originally 3 wild collected bulbs, it has formed a huge patch here. A very tall handsome plant with well rounded large flowers and grey leaves. A strong growing clone. 

Height: 9"
Flowers: Jan-Feb

£8.00 each; 3 = £22.00

GALANTHUS CAUCASICUS 'LARGE'

GALANTHUS COLOSSUS

This is a  truly magnificent  giant snowdrop. It is usually in flower for or just after Christmas with large green plicate (folded) leaves and large single marked  flowers. A very handsome and vigorous variety that increases well. Plant the bulbs in small clums 8cm deep in a humus rich soil in part shade. Divide the clumps after flowering.

Flowers: Dec-Jan

Height: 9"

Price:

12.00

GALANTHUS COLOSSUS

GALANTHUS COMPTON COURT

We can spare a few of this very tall, handsome snowdrop with large flowers. Similar to S Arnott, this very large & early snowdrop takes its name after the garden where it flourishes having spread(by division of the clumps every year) to fill nearly 2 acres of paddock.   . Plant the bulbs in small clumps 8cm deep in a humus rich soil in part shade. Divide the clumps after flowering.

Height: 8

Price:

8.00

GALANTHUS COMPTON COURT

GALANTHUS CONQUEST group

At last we are able to spare a few of this, the best G.plicatus byzantinus cultivars we have seen. Broad grey folded leaves and large, puckered flowers. The large twin marks often merge to form a single green mark. Named after the garden where it was found.   . Plant the bulbs in small clumps 8cm deep in a humus rich soil in part shade. Divide the clumps after flowering.

Height: 6

Price:

18.00

GALANTHUS CONQUEST group

GALANTHUS EIRA

We can spare a few of this fine selection from Littlecourt named for the cousin of Rowan Russell, another grandchild.  Thick grey leaves and almost waxy white flowers with exceptionally short pedicels so that they first open upwards but eventually hang down to make very showy clumps. Vigorous and increasing well. Lasts well in flower.

Height: 8"

Flowers: Feb

Price:

25.00

GALANTHUS EIRA

GALANTHUS ELWESII HIEMALIS No.1

The earliest flowering selection from our Hiemalis group. Large flowers appear in November- December with a single mark on the large flowers and typical grey foliage.  For a long time this was known as G.caucasicus Early Form. Now more correcrly G.elwesii monostictus Hiemalis Group. 

Height: 8"

Flowers: November - December

Price:

15.00

GALANTHUS ELWESII HIEMALIS No.1

GALANTHUS FLY FISHING

NEW We can now spare a few of this delightful snowdrop. It is s very distinct and early flowering with its flowers held on extreemely long pedicels which really suit its name.  This is the correct price - only a handful available. 

Flowers: Dec-January

Height: 8"

Price:

25.00

GALANTHUS FLY FISHING

GALANTHUS GALATEA

This is a dramatic and distinct snowdrop with large flowers held at an angle on the long, kinked pedicel. The flowers have a single mark and are more upright than G.Magnet. It is early flowering and increases well making handsome clumps.  Plant the bulbs in small clums 8cm deep in a humus rich soil in part shade. Divide the clumps after flowering.

Flowers: February

Height: 8"

Price: £6.00 each; 3 = £16.90

Price:

7.00

This item is currently out of stock.

GALANTHUS GALATEA

GALANTHUS HEADBOURNE

Found in the garden of the same name and named in 1987. A distinct clone with good sized flowers held on long pedicels rather like Magnet. The basal mark is echoed above.  Makes good, floriferous clumps. One of the last to flower. 

Height:7"

Flowers:Jan- Feb

Price:

6.00

GALANTHUS HEADBOURNE

GALANTHUS HILL POE

An large flowered double, usually having 4 rather than 3 outer petals giving it a rather ‘fat’ appearance from above - the usual viewing point for snowdrops!. A very distinct plant and one of my favourites. Plant the bulbs in small clumps 8cm deep in a humus rich soil in part shade. Divide the clumps after flowering.

Height:7"

Flowers: Feb

Price:

15.00

GALANTHUS HILL POE

GALANTHUS HIPPOLYTA

A tall, perfectly formed double. The inner segments look as though they have been cut with a knife. Early, and very beautiful. Plant the bulbs in small clums 8cm deep in a humus rich soil in part shade. Divide the clumps after flowering.

Flowers: February

Height: 9"

£8.00 each;  3 = £22.00

 

 

GALANTHUS HIPPOLYTA

GALANTHUS JAQUENETTA

A bold Greatorex hybrid, having large, tight double flowers, often with a green outer mark giving an overall impression of greenness. We grow it around a large hydrangea! Plant the bulbs in small clumps 8cm deep in a humus rich soil in part shade. Divide the clumps after flowering.

Height: 8"

Flowers: Feb

price £7.00 each; 3 = 18.00

 

Price:

7.00

This item is currently out of stock.

GALANTHUS JAQUENETTA

GALANTHUS JESSICA

A delightful snowdrop with delicately marked outer petals. The inner ones are suffused with green. Makes a very handsome and distinct plant and clumps well. 

Flowers: February

height: 7"

Price:

15.00

GALANTHUS JESSICA

GALANTHUS LADY B STANLEY

This is an unusual double with short, broad grey leaves. The flowers have 2 tiny green marks at the base clearly visible between the relatively narrow outer segments of the rather claw-like flowers. In time it makes good clumps but divide regularly to keep them flowering.  Plant the bulbs in small clumps 8cm deep in a humus rich soil in part shade. Divide the clumps after flowering.

Height: 5"

Early flowering: February

£8.00 each; 3 = £22.00

GALANTHUS LADY B STANLEY

GALANTHUS LAGODECHIANUS

This attractive Caucasican snowdrop is one of the last to flower. It has green leaves and delicate single marked flowers. Slow but will worth the wait.

Height: 6"

Flowers: Feb-March

Price:

12.00

This item is currently out of stock.

GALANTHUS LAGODECHIANUS

GALANTHUS LAPWING

A beautiful snowdrop with large flowers which have extravagant inner marks.  Very distinct.

 In time it makes good clumps but divide regularly to keep them flowering.  Plant the bulbs in small clumps 8cm deep in a humus rich soil in part shade. Divide the clumps after flowering.

Height: 7"

Early flowering: February

Price:

15.00

GALANTHUS LAPWING

GALANTHUS LITTLE JOHN

A handsome snowdrop with broad grey leaves and a bold flower with a distinct inner green cross mark. Not too tall and making handsome clumps. Named to distinguish him from Big John not to be confused with Robin Hood's colleague!   In time it makes good clumps but divide regularly to keep them flowering.  Plant the bulbs in small clumps 8cm deep in a humus rich soil in part shade. Divide the clumps after flowering.

Height: 7"

Early flowering: February

Price:

20.00

This item is currently out of stock.

GALANTHUS LITTLE JOHN

GALANTHUS LYN

Large flowers on tall stems. One of the Atlkinsii 'family' but earlier, 'fatter' and to my mind showier. Like Atkinsii it is a good increaser making good well flowered clumps.

Height:9"

Flowers:jan- Feb

Price:

12.00

GALANTHUS LYN

GALANTHUS MAGNET

Award of Garden MeritA superb hybrid with large well-rounded flowers held on incredibly long stalks. They open wide and seem to dance in the wind like a ballerina. They will form showy and very distinct clumps.   Plant the bulbs in small clumps 8cm deep in a humus rich soil in part shade. Divide the clumps after flowering.

Height: 8"

Flowers: Feb

£6.00 each; 3 = £16.90

GALANTHUS MAGNET

GALANTHUS MERLIN

A tall, elegant snowdrop with very round flowers held well above the stiff leaves.. The ovary and the complete inside segments are  dark green. One of those snowdrops that are easily identified from a distance.

 Height: 9

Price:

15.00

This item is currently out of stock.

GALANTHUS MERLIN

GALANTHUS MIGHTY ATOM or 'BILL BISHOP'

This is not the tallest by any means but it has one  of the largest of all snowdrop flowers . Huge, well rounded flowers; they are so large they only just clear the ground. Very distinct.  We first grew it as ’Mighty Atom’ some 20 years ago but think it might be ’Bill Bishop’!   Pant the bulbs in small clumps 8cm deep in humus rich soil in light shade.  Divide the clumps after flowering.

Flowers: February

Height: 7"

Price:

15.00

GALANTHUS MIGHTY ATOM or 'BILL BISHOP'

GALANTHUS MODERN ART

A delightful geen tipped snowdrop with delicate  slender flowers and  heavily marked inner petals. It makes very distinct clumps.  

 Plant the bulbs in small clumps 8cm deep in a humus rich soil in part shade. Divide the clumps after flowering.

Height:7"

Flowers: Jan- Feb

Price:

25.00

GALANTHUS MODERN ART

GALANTHUS NATALIE GARTON

 

One of the last to flower making dramaric clumps. The huge flowers have a variable semi double centre which is hidden by the well rounded outer petals. 

Height: 8"

Flowers: Feb

Price:

15.00

GALANTHUS NATALIE GARTON

GALANTHUS NIVALIS (common single snowdrop)

 

Award of Garden MeritThe common Snowdrop, found over a wide area of Europe. Small white flowers with a single mark and narrow grey-green leaves. Excellent for naturalising. Excellent for naturalising. Plant the bulbs in small clumps and divide regularly as most of the clones in UK are sterile. Perfect for light shade under trees or shrubs.

Height: 4½"

Flowers: Feb

Price:10 = £5.00; 50 = £20.00; 100 = £35.00

GALANTHUS NIVALIS (common single snowdrop)

GALANTHUS NIVALIS FLORE PLENO (common double snowdrop)

Award of Garden MeritThe double form of the common snowdrop. Not found so often but makes a lovely display of rather ’fat’ flowers, increasing well.   Small fully double white flowers  and narrow grey-green leaves.  Excellent for naturalising. Plant the bulbs in small clumps 8cm deep and divide regularly. Perfect for light shade under trees or shrubs.

Height:4½"

Flowers: Feb

 Price: 10 = £6.00;  50 = £26.00

GALANTHUS NIVALIS FLORE PLENO (common double snowdrop)

GALANTHUS OPHELIA

Although the flowers are not perhaps the largest it is the first of the large flowered Greatorex  doubles, flowering early in the New Year. It is very reliable and increases well. Plant the bulbs in small groups 8cm deep and divide clumps after flowering

Flowers:7"

Flowers: Jan-Feb

Price £8.00 each; 3 = £22.00

GALANTHUS OPHELIA

GALANTHUS PERCY PICTON

Large flowers held on exceptionally long pedicels . A good doer and very distinct. 
Height:7" 
Flowers: February

Price:

12.50

GALANTHUS PERCY PICTON

GALANTHUS PLICATUS

Award of Garden MeritA variable late flowering snowdrop species with distinctive folded ( pleated = plicate)  leaves.The flowers can have one or two marks. They seed freely here under our large chestnut tree. Plant in small groups 8cm deep in humus rich soil in light shade. Divide after flowering.

Height: 6"

Flowers: Feb

3 = £12.00

GALANTHUS PLICATUS

GALANTHUS PRIMROSE WARBURG

A vigorous yellow snowdrop with attracive well rounded flowers. Steadily clumps up.
Height:7" 
Flowers: February

Price:

30.00

This item is currently out of stock.

GALANTHUS PRIMROSE WARBURG

GALANTHUS REGINAE-OLGAE VERNALIS

A tall and distinctive snowdrop with large flowers on tall stems, held well above the narrow leaves.  Early flowering, often before Christmas and very vigorous. Originally from that great galanthophile Richard Nutt.

Height: 9"

Flowers: Dec-Jan

£8.00 each;  3 = £22.00

GALANTHUS REGINAE-OLGAE VERNALIS

GALANTHUS RIZEHENSIS

A delicate species from Northern Turkey. Slowly makes a pretty clump of small, single marked flowers and narrow green leaves. Came to me from that renown botanist Marti Rix. 

Height: 9"

Flowers: February

Price:

10.00

GALANTHUS RIZEHENSIS

GALANTHUS ROSE LLOYD (elwesii)

This  handsome G.elwesii cultivar has  well formed  flowers and neat grey leaves. The inner mark is a bold green cross. It is relatively early and makes handsome clumps with the flowers held well above the leaves. Mid height.

Height:8"

Flowers: jan -Feb

Price:

25.00

GALANTHUS ROSE LLOYD (elwesii)

GALANTHUS ROWAN RUSSELL

NEW. This  huge handsome G.elwesii cultivar  has very large flowers with elegant pointed flowers held well above the leaves making striking clumps. The inner segment is completely green. One of the tallest we know. Broad grey leaves. One of the last to flower it caused a stir at the London Flower Shows. Huge bulbs.

Height:10"

Flowers: Feb

Price:

15.00

GALANTHUS ROWAN RUSSELL

GALANTHUS S. ARNOTT

Award of Garden MeritOne of the best and boldest of the snowdrops, with rounded bell-shaped scented flowers. Slightly later flowering than the similar Brenda Troyle. There is a discussion whether the flowers smell of almonds or honey but it is very noticable if they are brought indoors. They are very vigorous,forming good clumps. Plant the bulbs in small groups 8cm deep in humus rich soil in light shade. Divide after flowering.

Height: 8"

Flowers: Feb

Price: 3 = £14.50

GALANTHUS S. ARNOTT

GALANTHUS SEREN

NEW Named for a cousin of Rowan Russell ! An equally vigorous grower, flowering late December /early January.  Large well shaped flowers on compact plants. Quick to increase.

Height: 7"

Flowers:Dec/Jan

Price:

12.00

GALANTHUS SEREN

GALANTHUS STRAFFAN

Award of Garden MeritThis late flowering snowdrop is very vigorous and known for producing 2 flowers per bulb. This makes for very floriferous clumps. Very vigorous and sturdy with large flowers on short stems. 
Plant the bulbs in small groups 8cm deep in humus rich soil in light shade. Divide after flowering.  One of the last to flower

Height:6"

Flowers: Feb/march

Price: £8.00 each; 3 = £22.00

GALANTHUS STRAFFAN

GALANTHUS TRUMPS

AGM One of the most distinct snowdrops with  a bold green mark on the outer wedge shaped petals. increases well 

Height:7"

Flowers:Feb

Price:

25.00

GALANTHUS TRUMPS

GALANTHUS VIRIDAPICE

Award of Garden MeritThis delightful snowdrop is characterised by a bold green mark on the outside petals. It is also upright in habit and later flowering than many. Narrow grey-green leaves. A strong handsome plant. Plant the bulbs in small groups 8cm deep in humus rich soil in light shade. Divide after flowering.

Height: 9"

Flowers: Feb

£8.00 each; 3 = £22.00

Price:

8.00

This item is currently out of stock.

GALANTHUS VIRIDAPICE

GALANTHUS WARHAM

A fine form of plicatus with larger deep apple-green leaves and silver central stripe.Very distinctive. Introduced from the Crimea in 1855.

Height:8"

FLowers: Feb

3 for £15.00

GALANTHUS WARHAM

GALANTHUS WENDY'S GOLD

This is one of the fabled yellow snowdrops. It is a handsome, yellow marked plicatus with neat yellowmarked flowers and folded leaves. Much easier than many yellows which can be ’miffy’! . Plant the bulbs in small groups 8cm deep in humus rich soil in light shade. Divide after flowering. Few only this year.

Flowers: February

Height: 7"

Price:

25.00

GALANTHUS WENDY'S GOLD
 

Award of Garden Merit =those plants given the Award of Garden Merit by the RHS.

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