Monday, March 22, 2010

Snowdrops

Galanthus

Very early spring blooming bulbs excellent for grassy areas and under deciduous trees. They are hardy zones 3 to 8 and prefer, moist, fertile, light, well drained soil in partial shade ( or deeper shade under deciduous trees ). They should be planted 2 to 6 inches apart and up to 5 inches deep. The bulbs should not be allowed to dry out. Deer and rabbit resistant.

* photo taken in Columbia, MD on March 2010




* photo of unknown internet source

* photos taken on Feb 26 in Columbia, MD





* photos taken on Mar 2015 in Columbia, MD


Galanthus byzantinus
Reaching up to 12 inches in height with leaves up to 5 inches long with white flowers from mid winter to early spring.

Galanthus caucasicus
Reaches up to 6 inches in height, it is native to mountain forests in the Caucasus in western Asia.
The narrow leaves are up to 7 inches in length.
The white flowers, up to 1 inch across, are borne mid-winter to early spring over an average 10 day period.

* photo taken on Mar 1 2017 in Columbia, MD


Galanthus elwesii ( Giant Snowdrop )
up to 20 x 12 inches with leaves up to 12 inches in length. The large, single, 3-petalled, white, nodding flowers, up to 1.5 inches wide, are borne from late winter to early spring.

Galanthus ikariae

Up to 14 inches in height with bright green foliage and large whtie flowers borne in mid spring. It is native to the Greek Islands.

Galanthus nivalis ( Common Snowdrop )

Native to northern Eurasia and up to 12 x 12 inches in size.
The flowers, up to 1 inch wide, are borne from mid winter to very early spring. Bulbs multiply rapidly.

* photos taken on Feb 1 2011 in Columbia, MD



* photos taken on Mar 7 2013 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

* photos taken on Mar 18 2013 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on Mar 2015 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on Apr 23 2015 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on Mar 1 2017 in Columbia, MD


Galanthus platyphyllus
Reaching up to 1 foot in height, this Snowdrop is native to high mountains in the Caucasus.
The leaves, up to 12 x 1.5 inches, are luxuriant glossy deep green.
The drooping, white flowers, up to 1.3 x 0.8 inches in size, are borne during late spring.
Hardy zones 4 to 7 in full sun on humus rich, very well drained soil.

* excellent link found on internet
http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=3205.0

Galanthus woronowii ( Giant Snowdrops )
Reaches up to 1 foot, with broad glossy bright green leaves up to 9 inches in length. It is native to northern Turkey and the Caucasus.
The white flowers are borne early to late spring, sometimes as long as 3 months.

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