Good displays throughout the Azalea Walks
This fine snowdrop dates back to 1875 when it was sold by
nurseryman James Atkins for 2 shillings and six pence per
bulb. This makes it one of the oldest types of snowdrop grown
in the UK.
In 1877 a snowdrop identical to 'Atkinsii' but with tendency to
produced malformed flowers was sold by a Yorkshire nurseryman James
Blackhouse. Over the years these two snowdrops, both excellent
choices for the garden, increasing in numbers rapidly, have become
mixed. Can you spot the ones with malformed flowers? Look for
extra petals or mishapen ones.
Both snowdrops when planted enmass are fabulous and they spread
easily from a small clump. A natural process which can
be helped along by the canny gardener who splits the clumps
into three or four every couple of years or
so. Avoid very wet or dry soils and plant in partial
shade. Once planted just leave to their devices and resist
the urge to tidy up leaves.
Just avoid very wet or dry soils and plant in partial shade (not
underneath evergreen plants). Once planted just leave to their
devices and resist the urge to tidy up leaves.
Available from the Garden Store at Ness from Saturday 13
February - limited numbers lifted from the Gardens.
Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit). This
award indicates that this plant is recommended by the RHS
following plant trials during which the plant met strict
criteria testing its garden worthiness.