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Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

I bought two packs of snowdrops yesterday from a local outlet. There was only one pack of regular wild snowdrop bulbs while the others were labelled 'rockery snowdrops'. I found this confusing...are there snowdrops hybridised to prefer rockeries? image

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,970

    No, just a meaningless label i think.

    Hope they were not wild Snowdrops.

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  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    That's what I thought punkdoc thank you. No not wild ones, from cultivated stock it says on the label. I should perhaps have said 'regular' snowdrops as in not fancy hybridised ones.

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190

    Let me know if you want anymore, they are better planted just after they finish flowering. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    Thanks Lyn. Everywhere I read it says to plant them 'in the green'. That said, last year I bought dry bulbs and early this year they flowered image

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190

    As you know, they multiply here like slugs?

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 1,364

    I tried bulbs but I was only able to get mine going by getting some "in the green"  from a relative.

    Now mine are doing much better than hers. (They are on chalk.) with thin soil. 




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