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Giant Snowdrops (Galanthus elwesii)

Giant Snowdrops (Galanthus elwesii)

One of the earliest flowering bulbs, sometimes popping through the snow at the end of January. These frosty white, bell-like flowers seem impervious to cold winter weather. Ideal for naturalizing.
  • Hardiness Zones 3-9
  • Mature Height 6 - 10 inches
  • Bloom Time Late winter-Early spring
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade

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Botanical Name: Galanthus elwesii


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Product Details

  • Restricted States US:

    AE AK GU HI PR
  • Botanical Name :

    Galanthus elwesii
  • Ship As :

    Bulb
  • Size :

    6/7 CM
  • Suggested Uses:

    Borders, Container Gardening, Ground Cover, Naturalizing, Rock Garden, Showy Flowers, Winter Interest, Shade Garden, Woodlawn Garden
  • Flower Color :

    white
  • Flower Form :

    1 to 2" bell-shaped white flower with green accents
  • Foliage Type :

    Narrow, long green foliage
  • Mature Spread :

    3 - 4 inches
  • Spacing:

    3 inches

Growing Tips

  • Planting Instructions :

    Plant 4-5" below soil surface and 3" apart.
  • Soil Moisture :

    Average. Does well in moist soils, but also performs on dryer soils.
  • Will Tolerate :

    Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Pruning Instructions :

    None None
  • Winter Care :

    None
  • Planting Depth :

    4-5"
  • Watering Requirements :

    Normally not needed
  • Fertilization Requirements :

    Normally not needed. On very poor soils a gift of fertilizer is advisable. Do not fertilized too much. Bulbs like soils with lots of organic material (woodland conditions).
  • Special Care :

    The less you disturb them, the better they like it!

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Shipping Information

K. Van Bourgondien & Sons, Inc. times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of North America.

We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are harvested, our staff of K. Van Bourgondien & Sons, Inc. experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those reservations.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules.



Fall Shipping Schedule
Zones Product First Ship Date Last Order Date
All Zones Bulbs, Perennials September 18, 2017 December 11, 2017
All Zones Amaryllis and Paperwhites October 9, 2017 December 26, 2017
3-7A German Iris, Fall Crocus, Colchicum August 14, 2017 October 27, 2017
7B-10B German Iris, Fall Crocus, Colchicum August 21, 2017 October 27, 2017


In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via USPS or FedEx.

Shipping Note:

Orders for gift certificates will be shipped immediately.

Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August. General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.


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