Noted for its brilliant look, Galanthus nivalis Sandersii group is a slightly different Snowdrop which originates from Northumberland. It features dainty, nodding white flowers with a bright gold ovary which hangs from an arching, lime-green pedicel. The inner petals are attractively adorned with conspicuous golden-yellow dots. The blooms rise atop a foliage of narrow, gray-green leaves in late winter - early spring. Less vigorous and slower-growing than other Snowdrops, this luminous bulbous perennial is one of the earliest and loveliest spring flowering bulbs, adding several weeks of color and beauty to the garden.
- Grows up to 4-6 inches tall (10-15 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 seed, sown in containers in an open frame when ripe or division when foliage dies back. Seed may not come true
- Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset and skin contact might irritate.