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Re: Re: Re: Gallanthus / snowdrops for a very shady path

Message from Nicola

In forum: Container gardening

Great! Some other comments are:

"I think they should get some Galanthus nivalis ‘in the green’ this year (you can buy them for about 10p-15p per bulb online). Make sure they are allowed to die back naturally, making sure the leaves aren’t cut or tied back. I’m sure they’ll be absolutely fine."

"Most of my snowdrops don't get much sun. Try Lavinia. A lovely double that increases well"

  • Posted: Fri. 2nd February 2018 16:07

Re: Gallanthus / snowdrops for a very shady path

Message from Nicola

In forum: Container gardening

Hi, a helpful suggestion from a follower on our social media: "Deep shade? I grow Galanthus nivalis and Galanthus 'Colossus' under deciduous shrubs and trees & semi-shade borders." I hope that helps? Cheers Nicola

  • Posted: Thu. 1st February 2018 14:28


Question from Sheila White

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

I have planted about 200 galanthus nivalis in my side lawn which have been superb for the last five years. I have split them many times but the last 2 years they do not seem to be producing so many shoots and flowers. Some of the areas I planted new clumps and they are very sparse. The lawn is South West facing so do you think they are drying out too much in the summer?

  • Posted: Thu. 25th February 2010 20:05

Galanthus nivalis

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Galanthus nivalis

Although it may not be native to England, it has long been naturalised in moist woods, road verges, parks and churchyards. Its frequent occurrence on religious sites may be connected with the coincidence of its flowering period with Candlemas, on 2 February. The flowers are pollinated by the first bees to emerge on warm days. The word Galanthus is of Greek origin, and roughly signifies 'milkflower', referring to the white coloration of the flowers. Nivalis means 'relating to or resembling snow'.

  • Posted: Wed. 24th June 2009 19:43