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Galanthus ‘S. Arnott’ (Snowdrop)

Snowdrop 'S. Arnott', Galanthus nivalis 'S Arnott', Galanthus nivalis 'Sam Arnott', Galanthus 'Sam Arnott'

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Galanthus 'S. Arnott', Snowdrop 'S. Arnott', Galanthus nivalis 'S Arnott', Galanthus nivalis 'Sam Arnott', Galanthus 'Sam Arnott', early flowering bulb, winter bulb, white flowering bulb, White winter flowers
Galanthus Plicatus 'Wendy's Gold', Pleated Snowdrop, Galanthus 'Wendy's Gold', early flowering bulb, winter bulb, white flowering bulb, White winter flowers

Tall and sturdy, Galanthus ‘S. Arnott’ is a favorite of many gardeners with its beautifully rounded blooms and delightful scent. It produces large, nodding white flowers, 1 in. wide (2.5 cm), with conspicuous, v-shaped, green markings at the tips of their inner petals. The dainty blooms rise on very upright stems atop a foliage of narrow, 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. It will happily multiply to form large colonies. Its size and strong honey scent make for a great cut flower. Easy to grow, it is 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 6-8 inches tall (15-20 cm). Once established, it naturalizes well and comes back year after year. This Snowdrop is sterile and will not produce seeds. It will reproduce vegetatively.
  • 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 the foliage dies back. Seed may not come true
  • Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset and skin contact might irritate.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, A1, A2
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Amaryllidaceae
Genus Galanthus
Common names Snowdrop
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Spread 3" - 6"
(8cm - 15cm)
Spacing 2" - 3"
(5cm - 8cm)
Depth 2" - 3"
(5cm - 8cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit, Clay Soil
Attracts Bees
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Pathways, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Galanthus reginae-olgae (Autumn Snowdrop)
Galanthus ‘Atkinsii’ (Snowdrop)
Galanthus plicatus ‘Wendy’s Gold’ (Pleated Snowdrop)
Galanthus ‘Lady Beatrix Stanley’ (Snowdrop)
Galanthus nivalis Sandersii Group (Snowdrop)
Galanthus ‘Magnet’ (Snowdrop)

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Eranthis hyemalis (Winter Aconite)
Scilla bifolia (Alpine Squill)
Cyclamen coum (Persian Violet)
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Double Ellen Pink’ (Hellebore)
Helleborus Anna’s Red (Hellebore)
Crocus tommasinianus ‘Ruby Giant’ (Early Crocus)

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, A1, A2
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Amaryllidaceae
Genus Galanthus
Common names Snowdrop
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Spread 3" - 6"
(8cm - 15cm)
Spacing 2" - 3"
(5cm - 8cm)
Depth 2" - 3"
(5cm - 8cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit, Clay Soil
Attracts Bees
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Pathways, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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