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Galanthus elwesii var. monostictus

Giant snowdrop

Galanthus elwesii var. monostictus
Galanthus elwesii var. monostictus

Galanthus elwesii var. monostictus is from southern Turkey and is characterised by a large, well formed single spot. It flowers February to May in nature, October to March in the garden.

Galanthus elwesii is one of the three major groups of Galanthus in cultivation, primarily identified by its size (it grows up to 30cm tall), its broad glaucus leaves, and characteristically large green marking.

Galanthus, commonly known as snowdrops, are a classic herald of spring in the northern hemisphere.

Scientific family Amaryllidaceae Special type
Type Bulb Origin Asia: Turkey
Lifecycle Deciduous
Garden style Cottage/informal Town/courtyard Woodland Wildflower Position Lawn Border Underplanting Rockeries Containers
Awards Features
Wildlife Deer resistant pH Acid Alkaline Neutral
Fragrance Aspect North South East West
Exposure Sheltered Exposed Growth rate
Growth Habit Bushy Maintenance Little or no maintenance
Health caution Mildly poisonous Skin irritant Additional use
Time to maturity 2-5 years Spacing 8cm
Planting depth 5cm


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Galanthus elwesii var. monostictus at RHS Wisely in winter
Galanthus elwesii var. monostictus at RHS Wisely in winter
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Max mature height 0cm
Mature spread 15cm