Common Name: Snowdrop
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Time to divide plants: March to April
If you are looking for a snowdrop that has that extra impact, then Galanthus elwesii is worth looking out for. It is a giant-flowered snowdrop with honey-scented blooms, which have two delicate green marks on the petals. Like all snowdrops, G. elwesii is most successfully transplanted while growing (in the green), and dry bulbs often take a season to settle down before flowering.
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