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Leucojum Vernum 24" tall???

I found what looked like a 24" tall snowdrop in my garden today. (17th April 2018). However as all the snowdrops have finished I searched on Google. It might be a Leucojum Vernum, but is tall even for those.

It is in a sheltered spot beside an west facing wall, so might be tall as it is trying to get to the light. The soil is sandy, and well drained. Can anyone identify it please?

Is it possible to propagate, and if so what is the best method?
Thank you in advance.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,985
    Leucojum aestivum I should think, that's taller and flowers about now

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • AtCoAtCo Posts: 4
    I've just looked at a few nursery websites, and you seem to have identified it. Thank you. It is probably a Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'
    The nursery sites show it in large clumps, and it looks wonderful in a group. I shall buy plenty, as I always wish the snowdrops would last longer, and these look even better. 
  • I have just planted a small clump, bought reduced in my local GC hospital corner . I am hoping these will do better than others I have tried in this garden. They are lovely.
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    It's lovely op  :)
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