Galanthus Sir Edward Elgar


Named for one of our most famous composers, this is a lovely vigorous growing snowdrop.

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Galanthus Sir Edward Elgar is a superb snowdrop that will naturalise well, slightly taller than most. Named after one of our most famous composers, galanthus Sir Edward Elgar there are a number of snowdrops named for classical composers.

Cultivation Instructions:

Snowdrops are best when they are planted in free draining soils that have been cultivated to a depth of 10-15cm. Plant the bulbs in fertile soils 5cms deep and 2-3cms apart. In heavy soils such as clay add grit or humus matter to provide drainage. When planting in lighter sandy soils add organic matter to increase fertility, as this will encourage the bulbs to naturalise. In soils that are not fertile enough feed the bulbs during the leaf and flower stage. Snowdrops naturalise really well and will spread out quickly. The bulbs will need to be divided after a few years. After flowering but before the leaves die back completely dig them up and re-plant further apart.

Care tips

Snowdrops need to be planted as soon as possible after purchase. Keep soils moist during the first year to help them establish. They can also be grown in containers if required but do not use too much multi purpose compost in the pot.

They work really well with anemone nemerosa and the taller  dutch crocus.

When planted in shady areas the flowers will last longer than when planted in full sun.

Ideal foods are well rotted manures, tomato feed and bone meal.

Growing Information

Flowering Height: 10-15cm

Flowering Period: January-February

Soil type: All free draining soils that are fertile

Aspect: Semi shadier areas of the garden preferred.

Scented: No significant scent.

Planting Depth: 5cms

Spacing: 2-3cms apart.

Full growing instructions provided.

New season top quality bulbs dispatched from September on-wards


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