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Questions About Snowdrops

Asked by
Anonymous on
January 14, 2011

Q. Snowdrops

A friend has told me that he saw a program about a four-petalled snowdrop. Is this possible?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 14, 2011
Certified Expert
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I don't know of any specific varieties off the top of my head, but I am sure that there are ones with four petals. I know several double varieties have four petals, so I imagine there would be some single varieties that do as well. This site may help with your search: http://www.snowdropinfo.com/galanthusgallery.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 22, 2011

Q. What Diseases Can Snowdrop Get?

I am doing a course at Kingstom Maurward and I am doing a fact sheet on the Giant Snowdrop. I can’t find much about the snowdrop or what diseases it can get. Could you help me?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 22, 2011
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Asked by
crhardin6 on
April 11, 2011

Q. Can Snowdrop Bulbs Be Planted in a Container for Indoor Growing?

Can snowdrop bulbs be planted in a container for indoor growing? What bulbs can be grown indoors?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 12, 2011
Certified Expert
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Nearly any bulb, including snowdrops, can be grown indoors as long as you provide the proper growing conditions and place them in well-draining pots. However, keep in mind that snowdrops are very early flowers--late winter/early spring. Here is growing info for snowdrops: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/snowdrop/information-about-snowdrops-and-when-to-plant-snowdrop-flower-bulbs.htm

For tips on growing bulbs in pots, this article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/bulbs-to-grow-as-indoor-houseplants.htm

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Answered by
crhardin6 on
April 11, 2011
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What bulbs can be growing indoors?

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 1, 2011

Q. Snowdrops Didn’t Flower

How come my snowdrops only had leaves and no flowers?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 2, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Depending on how young the plants are, you may not see any flowers in the first year of planting. Also, you should make sure they're getting enough sunlight, or you'll have less blooms. In addition, there may be too much nitrogen, which would cause lots of foliage and no blooms. Too little phosphorus can also result is little blooming activity.

Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/snowdrop/information-about-snowdrops-and-when-to-plant-snowdrop-flower-bulbs.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 16, 2011

Q. Snowdrops

Can I plant Snowdrops in pots?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 16, 2011
Certified Expert
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Yes, they can. Their care and growing requirements will be much the same as those planted in the ground, with exception to watering, which may require more. Here is an article that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/snowdrop/information-about-snowdrops-and-when-to-plant-snowdrop-flower-bulbs.htm

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Asked by
penny reid on
December 25, 2013

Q. How can I preserve snowdrops

How can I preserve snowdrops during the long hot summers? Husband just dug up my snowdrops (mid summer here). I live in Santiago Chile, same climate as S. California. May be moving house so want to be able to take plants with me. Thought of putting them in newspaper in a cool dry place. I want to preserve them till autumn approx March. How can I do that? Can they be put in pots in the shade?

Answered by
Heather on
December 28, 2013
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Keeping them in a container is a great idea for helping to keep them alive until you move. In order to get them to bloom again, they will need to be chilled. Over the winter (cool season), you can take them out of the soil and put them in the vegetable drawer in your fridge for about 60 days. Then you can replant them in the soil and they will bloom for you again.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 25, 2014

Q. Snowdrops

I have planted a number of snowdrops on a grassy slope. When they have finished flowering, do I just mow the grass as normal, including the snowdrop leaves?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 25, 2014
Certified Expert
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It is usually better to wait for the foliage to die down before mowing or cutting, as the plant bulbs require this to produce energy for next season's flower growth. But, if the grass gets too tall, it should be ok to do so at a taller height to allow for some of the foliage to remain on the snowdrop plants.

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