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Galanthus nivalis

Galanthus Nivalis

Planted throughout the gardens.

Contrary to popular belief, the common snowdrop is not native to Britain. When it was introduced is unclear but it can be traced back to the 16th Century where it is mentioned in texts of the time.

Its grows, in the wild, central and southern Europe, occurring mainly in deciduous woodland.

Easy to grow, it rapidly forms large drifts and produces variable seedlings from which many of the 500 or so  cultivated varieties have been produced.

Once planted (in partial shade & avoiding  very wet or dry soils) in borders or grass, just leave to their devices and resist the urge to tidy up the leaves.

AGM LogoAGM  (Royal 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.  More information