Galanthus Elwesii

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Naturalizes by Seeds and Bulb Offsets
Originally a wild form of Galanthus turkiye. Galanthus elwessii have lovely nodding lanterns of purest white attractively accented in green. One of the earliest flowering bulbs.

Code BGAEL

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Plant Type Bulbs

Species

Height Short 4-5"

Spacing Plant 4" apart

Bloom Time Early Spring

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade

Zones 3-7

Soil Type Normal

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Bags of 10

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Deer Resistant
  • Bulbs for Naturalizing
  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Dry Shade Tolerant

Galanthus General Information

One of the earliest flowering bulbs. Ideal for naturalizing by both self-seeding and bulb offsets. They prefer cool climates and grow well under deciduous trees.

Galanthus Plant Care

Plant 4" apart and 3" deep. Provide full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. Allow the foliage to yellow before removing from the garden. Interested in forcing bulbs? Visit our Useful Links page.

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