One of the most popular yellow Snowdrop, Galanthus plicatus 'Wendy's Gold' produces dainty, nodding white flowers with a brilliant lime-gold ovary which hangs from an arching, pale green pedicel. The inner petals are attractively adorned with a conspicuous long yellow marking. The blooms rise atop a foliage of broad, pleated, gray-green leaves in late winter - early spring. Superb and vigorous, this small bulbous perennial is one of the earliest and loveliest spring flowering bulbs, adding several weeks of color and beauty to the garden. The best golden color is obtained when this Snowdrop is left undisturbed. Best massed in sweeping drifts under large deciduous trees or planted along walks or paths where these charming beauties can be easily admired.
- Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its outstanding qualities
- Grows up to 4-8 inches tall (10-20 cm). Once established, it naturalizes well and comes back year after year.
- Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Thrives in moist soils that provide sufficient nutrients in part shade.
- Best planted en masse in sweeping drifts in woodlands, lawns or under deciduous trees. Also great in clusters in rock gardens or border fronts.
- Low maintenance, it doesn't need weeding or deadheading!
- Deer and critter resistant, it is virtually disease and trouble free!
- Plant the bulbs 2-3 in. deep (5-7 cm) and space 2-3 in. apart (5-7 cm) in fall.
- Allow the foliage to die back naturally to replenish the bulb's energy for next year's growth and flowers.
- Propagate by division when foliage dies back. Seed may not come true
- Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset and skin contact might irritate.
Native to the Black Sea, Galanthus plicatus features broad leaves with a distinct fold or pleat on either side of the central vein. The foliage color varies from gray to green. The flowers, with their single green mark, are typically small, in comparison to the size of the leaves. However, there are many differences across cultivars.