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Double Snowdrop Bulbs
Latin: Galanthus nivalis 'flore pleno'
Distribution: This is the double form of our native Single Snowdrop and has been widely naturalised throughout Britain although not a native.
Habitat: It thrives in damp woodland, hedgerows and can be grown in grass.
Description: This Snowdrop has double white flowers with green inner petals. They flower from January to March (often slightly earlier than our native Single Snowdrop) and are 10-15cm in height. They spread quickly and are suitable for naturalizing in woods and shady places.
Planting Instructions for 'In The Green' Bulbs: The bulbs should be planted as soon as you receive them. They are best planted where they can be left undisturbed. If the earth is frozen solid, then you’ll need to wait until it is crumbly again. If you do need to wait for a couple of days, sink the bulbs in some damp compost in a sheltered place until the soil is crumbly again. Please note, by the end of March the Snowdrops will be finishing flowering or dying back. Plant them where they can remain undisturbed and they will start to sprout again next winter.
Planting Instructions for Dry Bulbs: bulbs should be planted in the autumn as soon as received. They are best planted where they can be left undisturbed. Plant with about 5cm of soil above the bulb, so that the soil covering does not dry out during the spring. If the soil dries out, the plant may not have sufficient moisture to build up the bulb for flowering the following year.
Plant the bulbs as soon as possible upon receipt.