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Snowflake Variety

Hello,

I was just wondering if anybody could tell me what variety of snowdrop the following picture is?

Thank you.

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  • Eeeek that's meant to say Snowdrop not Snowflake obviously! LOL !!!

  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ...Galanthus nivalis 'Flore Pleno' I would say....

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,422
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  • I agree it looks like that's the one! Thank you!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    When did you plant them Pauline?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    They need to be planted now or next month while they're still green for best survival. But don't despair, if you've got leaves, they're alive. Look forward to flowers next year.

    If you want more  google 'snowdrops in the green' and buy now and plant when you get them. They don't like drying out.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    They'll be OK, you could feed them maybe but I never do.

    Don't dig them up though, unless you want to move them and replant straight away.

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    That's the best bet, the leaves from this year will give food and strength to the bulbs and they will probably flower beautifully next year.  Once they are settled, they will gently spread -we have some lovely clumps where it would not have occurred to me to put them.  Birds eat the seeds then sit somewhere to digest them, dropping the seeds and then off they go.  Lovely, and totally free - what's not to love?

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    That's the best bet, the leaves from this year will give food and strength to the bulbs and they will probably flower beautifully next year.  Once they are settled, they will gently spread - we have some lovely clumps where it would not have occurred to me to put them.  Birds eat the seeds then sit somewhere to digest them, dropping the seeds and then off they go.  Lovely, and totally free - what's not to love?  I don't find that the doubles spread as well as the singles, insects have trouble getting into double flowers to pollinate them, which is why I don't grow double flowers much.  The singles are pollinated and then set viable seed.  I guess you could harvest that and sow it yourself, but I'm lazy and quite happy for the birds to do the work for me. 

  • Thanks for all the feedback everyone.

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