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For those who love the look of the Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis), but live in the warmer more temperate climatic zones, then Snowflakes (Leucojum vernum) are a great choice for your garden! They show similar form to the Snowdrops, but differ in their height, amount of flowers per stem and produce an abundance of white flowers with small green spots on the outside of the petals. 


How to grow snowflakes in a garden

  1. Choose a well drained spot in the garden that attracts full sun to part shade.
  2. Enrich the soil with some compost and Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser before planting.
  3. Place the bulb directly where the plant is to grow at a depth of 7 cm and 10 cm apart.
  4. Water well to keep the soil moist.
  5. Once shoots start to appear, feed every 2-3 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Food.
  6. Feed the plant regularly until the leaves start to die down. This will provide it with more strength next season. Plants can be left in the ground undisturbed.

     
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How to grow snowflakes in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that has adequate drainage holes and place it in a position that gets full sun to part shade.
  2. Fill the pot with Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
  3. Place the bulb directly where the plant is to grow at a depth of 7 cm and 10 cm apart.
  4. Once shoots start to appear, feed every 2-3 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food.
  5. Feed the plant regularly until the leaves start to die down. This will provide it with more strength next season.
  6. Once the leaves have died down, remove the bulbs from the container and store until next season in a cool dry place.

Growing tips

  • Great for mass plantings in beds, through sheltered lawns or under tree canopies.

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