Galanthus x allenii

Amaryllidaceae

 

Habitat: shady, cool place

 

Soil: with humus

 

Height: 12 cm

 

Flowering: late winter

 

Width: 8 cm

           


           

The snowdrop is always a firm winter favourite. Its time of emergence is always a talking point and a chance to compare geographical and yearly differences. All have hanging white flowers, with green tips and streaks on the petals, so that there are hundreds of varieties, that experts get very excited about. Foliage is anything from bright green to a refined grey-green, and can be broad or narrow.

Galanthus x allenii is probably a natural hybrid, distinct but quite slow to multiply. It has wide grey-green leaves and single flowers with a simple green V mark. It is strongly scented.
G65-1B
1 bulb £6.00

Galanthus - some other suggestions
galanthus_nivalis.jpg Galanthus nivalis is the common snowdrop. Its pretty, nodding, white flowers, with green markings on the central part, are always a delight.
galanthus_nivalis_pleniflorus.jpg Galanthus nivalis f. pleniflorus is the double-flowered snowdrop.
galanthus_reginae_olgae.jpg Galanthus reginae-olgae is an autumn-flowering species.
galanthus_s_arnott3.jpg Galanthus 'S Arnott' is a popular and attractive variety, easy to grow. It has large flowers on relatively long stems, with greyish-green leaves.