Galanthus nivalis Flore Pleno In the Green (Double Snowdrop)

Galanthus nivalis Flore Pleno In the Green (Double Snowdrop), the beautiful double flowering form of snowdrop bulb. Umbrella shaped, little white flowers, full of intricate green patterns on the underside.

Spring is the ideal time to plant smaller bulbs such as Galanthus nivalis Flore Pleno, it allows us to see which bulbs have grown successfully when we lift them. They transplant very easily; even after flowering.

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1 £9.60
2 - 19 £7.01
20+ £5.47

£9.60 (inc. VAT)

Pack of 25 bulbs 'in the green'

Out of stock

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Specifications:

  • Colour: White
  • Height: 15cm
  • Perennial

Good For:

  • Beds and borders
  • Lawns and verges
  • Long grass
  • Pots and containers
  • Woodland

How to grow:

  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil Type: Moist but well drained
  • Position: Semi-shade, Sheltered
  • Bulbs per m2: 200
  • Planting depth: 8cm

Snowdrops grow just about anywhere but prefer moist soil in semi shade. 

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Galanthus nivalis Flore Pleno In the Green (Double Snowdrop), the beautiful double flowering form of snowdrop bulb. Umbrella shaped; little white flowers; full of intricate green patterns on the underside. Spring is the ideal time to plant smaller bulbs such as Galanthus nivalis Flore Pleno, it allows us to see which bulbs have grown successfully when we lift them. They transplant very easily; even after flowering.

Galanthus nivalis Flore Pleno In the Green (Double Snowdrop) make stunning carpets of flowers in woodlands with their broad pure white flowers. A small white hanging umbrella shaped flower, packed with the delicate green markings underneath. These snowdrops are only 15-20cm high with thin green foliage that can often look silver. They have a distinctive point at the top of the stem to help the flower puncture its way through the frozen ground ready for flowering any time from January to March. It’s hanging head has evolved to protect the pollen inside it’s cup and keep it dry. It’s an essential food source for early emerging pollinators.

How to grow and care for your Galanthus nivalis Flore Pleno In the Green (Double Snowdrop)

Snowdrop bulbs are small, so it’s easy for them to dry out in baking summer conditions. Although they are happy in the spring sunshine, they prefer to be planted somewhere shaded. Consider that their natural habitat is in deciduous woodland. Humus rich soil and canopy to shelter them from the heat is ideal, but they will grow in all soil types.

Rather than planting snowdrop bulbs individually, it is often easier to make a small envelope 8cm deep and place them in evenly. Again, as a wild plant they are naturally clump forming, so they look much more natural planted in groups than in rows. Over time Galanthus nivalis Flore Pleno naturally spread by bulb division and they will find their happiest position.

Planting bulbs In the Green will begin in February. It is often more reliable to plant actively growing small bulbs, this reduces the risk of them either drying out or getting too wet. When they have foliage we know that it is a successful plant, although planting bulbs in the green often means you won’t get flowers until the following year, it is a second chance to get your hands on a limited supply of one of the UK’s favourite flowers.

Watch a video explaining why to plant bulbs ‘in the green’.

As a native plant, it is illegal to dig snowdrop bulbs up without the right permission. Our dry bulb Double Snowdrops are imported, and require special import documents. This is the easiest way to sell many snowdrop bulbs without depleting wild UK stocks. Our Double Snowdrop in the Green stocks are UK sourced.

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